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SF-36® Health Survey Update
John E. Ware, Jr., Ph.D.
Development and validation of the SF-36 Health Survey was supported by a grant from the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation to The Health Institute, New England Medical Center Hospitals (J. E. Ware, Jr., Principal Investigator). Development of the SF-36 PCS and MCS component summary measures was supported by unrestricted research grants for the International Quality of Life Assessment (IQOLA) Project from GlaxoSmithKline, Inc., Research Triangle Park, North Carolina and Schering-Plough Corporation, Kenilworth, New Jersey (J. E. Ware, Jr., Principal Investigator).
The IQOLA Project was sponsored by unrestricted research grants from GlaxoSmithKline Inc., Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, and Schering-Plough Corporation, Kenilworth, New Jersey. Associate sponsors include Astra AB, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Johnson & Johnson, Merck, Parke-Davis, Pharmacia, Proctor & Gamble Pharmaceuticals, Searle, Solvay, and Synthelabo. Additional support has also been provided by more than 50 other pharmaceutical companies.
SF-36® is a registered trademark of the Medical Outcomes Trust.
Figure 1: SF-36® measurement model
Figure 2: SF-36® scales measure physical and mental components of health
Figure 3: SF-36® health profile: adults with asthma compared with u.s. norm
Figure 4: Scoring of SF-36® profile, adults with asthma
Figure 5: Interpreting treatment outcomes among adults with asthma
Table 1: Summary of information about SF-36® scales and physical and mental component summary measures
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