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Psychometric properties of the SF-36 in the early post-stroke phase
Journal of Advanced Nursing (2003)
  • Suzanne Hagan, Glasgow Caledonian University
  • Carol Bugge
  • Helen Alexander
Abstract

Patients who have had a stroke are a large group in whom long-term disability is common and therefore impaired general health is likely. The Short Form 36 (SF-36) is a popular measure of general health that has been used with this patient group, but not all aspects of its psychometric properties have been established for use in this context, and its use in the early post-stroke phase has been neglected.

Keywords
  • stroke,
  • SF-36,
  • psychometrics,
  • nursing
Publication Date
November 1, 2003
Publisher Statement
Originally published in: Journal of Advanced Nursing (2003), 44 (5), pp.461-468.
Citation Information
Suzanne Hagan, Carol Bugge and Helen Alexander. "Psychometric properties of the SF-36 in the early post-stroke phase" Journal of Advanced Nursing (2003)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/suzanne_hagen/3/