Normative data and discriminative properties of short form 36 (SF-36) in Turkish urban population

Demiral Y., Ergor G., Unal B., Semin S., Akvardar Y., Kivircik B., ...More

BMC PUBLIC HEALTH, vol.6, 2006 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 6
  • Publication Date: 2006
  • Doi Number: 10.1186/1471-2458-6-247
  • Journal Name: BMC PUBLIC HEALTH
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Marmara University Affiliated: No


Background: SF-36 has been both translated into different languages and adapted to different cultures to obtain comparable data on health status internationally. However there have been only a limited number of studies focused on the discriminative ability of SF-36 regarding social and disease status in developing countries. The aim of this study was to obtain population norms of the short form 36 (SF-36) health survey and the association of SF-36 domains with demographic and socioeconomic variables in an urban population in Turkey.