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Title: Validity and reliability of the Persian translation of the SF-36 version 2 questionnaire
Authors: Motamed, N.
Ayatollahi, A.R.
Zare, N.
Sadeghi Hassanabadi, A.
Issue Date: 2005
Language: English
Abstract: To assess the validity and reliability of a Persian translation of the SF-36 questionnaire [version 2] as a tool for use in the general population and outpatients, we carried out a cross-sectional study of the staff of Shiraz Medical School during November 2001. Response rate was 83.6%. Internal consistency for 8 scales using Cronbach's alpha was 0.87 [minimum recommended 0.85]. Construct validity was acceptable as correlation between scales and some sociodemographic characteristics was significant. The correlation coefficient between 8 scales and related principal components was also acceptable. This translation is an appropriate tool for assessing health perceptions of the population
Description: 349-357
Keywords: Activities of Daily Living
Analysis of Variance
Cross-Sectional Studies
Cultural Characteristics
Factor Analysis, Statistical
Linear Models
Subject: Attitude to Health
ISSN: 1020-3397
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