The Short Form 20 (SF-20) is an abbreviated form of the Rand Medical Outcome Study (MOS) instrument. It can serve as either a general health status measure or an outcome measure in clinical studies.
Health items in the survey:
(2) role functioning
(3) social functioning
(4) mental health
(5) general health perception
Example Question: (1) In general, would you say that your health is:
Points Adjusted for Ordinal Response Scale
(for point adjustment, see page 456, McDowell and Newell)
= SUM(points for each of the component questions)
total score =
= SUM(all 6 subscores)
Dr Ware has formed a company for distributing the SF-36 called Quality Metric, Inc.
Some of the SF questions are available at amIhealthy.com
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