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The SF-36v2 and SF-12v2 health surveys in New Zealand: Norms, scoring coefficients and cross-country comparisons

Journal Article


Abstract


  • Objective: To provide New Zealand population norms for version 2 of the SF-36 and SF-12 health surveys and report scoring coefficients that enable the construction of Physical and Mental Component Summary scores from New Zealand SF-36v2 and SF-12v2 data. Approach: Norms for the SF-36v2 and scoring coefficients for the Physical and Mental Component Summary scores are estimated using 2006/07 New Zealand Health Survey data, which included 12,488 adults (aged 15 years and over). Norms for the SF-12v2 are derived from 2008 New Zealand General Social Survey data, including 8,721 adults. Comparisons are made between New Zealand norms for versions 1 and 2 of the SF-36 instrument. In addition, New Zealand SF-36v2 and SF-12v2 norms and the scoring coefficients are compared with those for the United States and South Australia. Conclusion: Differences between: 1) New Zealand population norms for the SF-36 versions 1 and 2; and 2) SF-36v2 and SF-12v2 population norms for New Zealand and those for the United States and South Australia highlight the importance of using version-specific and country-specific population norms. Implications: The analysis reported here allows for the appropriate use of the SF-36v2 and SF-12v2 instruments in New Zealand. © 2013 The Authors.

Authors


  •   Frieling, M A. (external author)
  •   Davis, Walt R.
  •   Chiang, G (external author)

Publication Date


  • 2013

Citation


  • Frieling, M. A., Davis, W. R. & Chiang, G. (2013). The SF-36v2 and SF-12v2 health surveys in New Zealand: Norms, scoring coefficients and cross-country comparisons. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health, 37 (1), 24-31.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-84873644720

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/eispapers/789

Has Global Citation Frequency


Number Of Pages


  • 7

Start Page


  • 24

End Page


  • 31

Volume


  • 37

Issue


  • 1

Place Of Publication


  • Australia

Abstract


  • Objective: To provide New Zealand population norms for version 2 of the SF-36 and SF-12 health surveys and report scoring coefficients that enable the construction of Physical and Mental Component Summary scores from New Zealand SF-36v2 and SF-12v2 data. Approach: Norms for the SF-36v2 and scoring coefficients for the Physical and Mental Component Summary scores are estimated using 2006/07 New Zealand Health Survey data, which included 12,488 adults (aged 15 years and over). Norms for the SF-12v2 are derived from 2008 New Zealand General Social Survey data, including 8,721 adults. Comparisons are made between New Zealand norms for versions 1 and 2 of the SF-36 instrument. In addition, New Zealand SF-36v2 and SF-12v2 norms and the scoring coefficients are compared with those for the United States and South Australia. Conclusion: Differences between: 1) New Zealand population norms for the SF-36 versions 1 and 2; and 2) SF-36v2 and SF-12v2 population norms for New Zealand and those for the United States and South Australia highlight the importance of using version-specific and country-specific population norms. Implications: The analysis reported here allows for the appropriate use of the SF-36v2 and SF-12v2 instruments in New Zealand. © 2013 The Authors.

Authors


  •   Frieling, M A. (external author)
  •   Davis, Walt R.
  •   Chiang, G (external author)

Publication Date


  • 2013

Citation


  • Frieling, M. A., Davis, W. R. & Chiang, G. (2013). The SF-36v2 and SF-12v2 health surveys in New Zealand: Norms, scoring coefficients and cross-country comparisons. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health, 37 (1), 24-31.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-84873644720

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/eispapers/789

Has Global Citation Frequency


Number Of Pages


  • 7

Start Page


  • 24

End Page


  • 31

Volume


  • 37

Issue


  • 1

Place Of Publication


  • Australia