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Examining the SF-36 in an older population: analysis of data and presentation of Australian adult reference scores from the Dynamic Analyses to Optimise Ageing (DYNOPTA) project

Bartsch, Lauren; Butterworth, Peter; Byles, Julie; Mitchell, Paul; Shaw, Jonathan E; Anstey, Kaarin


Purpose: To examine the psychometric properties of, and present reference scores for the SF-36 using data from a large community sample of older adults. Methods: Data are from the DYNOPTA project. We focus on data from five studies that included the SF-36, providing a sample of 41,338 participants aged 45-97 years. We examine the factor structure of the SF-36 and item-internal consistency. Results: The psychometric properties of the eight scales of the SF-36 were largely consistent with...[Show more]

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Date published: 2011
Type: Journal article
Source: Quality of Life Research
DOI: 10.1007/s11136-011-9864-0


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