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Term: SF-36

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Glossary Definition

Last Updated: 2009-10-20


The SF-36 is the 36-item Short Form survey developed for the Medical Outcomes Study. It contains 36 questions about health status and functioning, developed and maintained by John E. Ware Jr. of the Institute for the Improvement of Medical Care and Health. The SF-36 was designed as a generic indicator of health status for use in population surveys and evaluative studies of health policy.

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