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Title: Normative data and psychometric properties of short form 36 health survey [SF-36, version 1.0] in the population of north Jordan
Authors: Khader, S.
Houroni, M.M.
Al Akour, N.
Issue Date: 2011
Language: English
Abstract: This study aimed to assess the psychometric properties of the short form 36 health survey [SF-36, version 10] and to establish SF-36 population norms among the general population of north Jordan. A systematic sample of 157 households was selected from 6 districts in Irbid governorate in north Jordan. A total of 511 people aged 18 years or more agreed to participate. The reliability of the instrument using the Arabic version of SF-36 was satisfactory: Cronbach alphas for all 8 SF-36 scales exceeded 0.70. All items passed the tests for item internal consistency and item discriminant validity. SF-36 population norms among the general population of north Jordan were established. The highest mean was for social functioning [66.8] among men and for physical functioning [69.8] among women. The lowest mean was for vitality [55.8] among men and bodily pain [54.6] among women. The SF-36 is a valid and reliable instrument for measuring quality of life among Jordanians
Description: 368-374
Keywords: Quality of Life
Cross-Sectional Studies
Reproducibility of Results
Subject: Psychometrics
ISSN: 1020-3397
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