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Measuring Physical and Mental Health using the SF-12 : Implications for community surveys of mental health

Windsor, Timothy; Butterworth, Peter; Jorm, Anthony F; Rodgers, Bryan; Anstey, Kaarin


Objective: The effects of using different approaches to scoring the SF-12 summary scales of physical and mental health were examined with a view to informing the design and interpretation of community-based survey research. Method: Data from a population-based study of 7485 participants in three cohorts aged 20-24, 40-44 and 60-64 years were used to examine relationships among measures of physical and mental health calculated from the same items using the SF-12 and RAND-12 approaches to...[Show more]

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Date published: 2006
Type: Journal article
Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health
DOI: 10.1111/j.1440-1614.2006.01886.x


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