Barbara IQOLA Project Group Gandek's research while affiliated with New England Baptist Hospital and other places

Publications (3)

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Studies of the factor structure of the SF-36 Health Survey are an important step in its construct validation. Its structure is also the psychometric basis for scoring physical and mental health summary scales, which are proving useful in simplifying and interpreting statistical analyses. To test the generalizability of the SF-36 factor structure, p...
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Data from general population surveys (n 1483 to 9151) in nine European countries (Denmark, France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Norway, Spain, Sweden, and the United Kingdom) were analyzed to cross-validate the selection of questionnaire items for the SF-12 Health Survey and scoring algorithms for 12-item physical and mental component summary m...

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... All patients' chief complaint was chronic widespread pain. Diagnosis of MSD was supported by means of a modified interview of the somatoform disorders section of the Structured Clinical Interview for the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorder IV (DSM-IV) (SCID) as well as the German version of the 36-item Short Form 36 (SF-36) questionnaire, i.e., the Physical Component Summary score needed to be ≤ 40 as sign of strong psychophysiological strain [1,2,[6][7][8]47]. The presence of chronic widespread pain fulfilling the strict criteria of pain present in three out of four body quadrants in addition to axial pain [15] was systematically assessed by a 34-item pain localization questionnaire. ...
... Quality of life was assessed by the SF-36 health survey [39,38]. SF-36 is a 36-item questionnaire regarding patient reported health and quality of life. ...
... The normative values (0-100) used in the KDQoL and SF-36 are based on US population norms [25]. Although good correlations have been found between US and European populations, significant variance in some domains has also been noted [26,27]. To investigate observed centre-specific differences for HRQoL scores relevant to pain, we calculated differences between centre PCS and MCS scores with available country-specific SF-36 composite scores for their normal population (normative scores) [28]. ...