Short Form 36-Item Health Survey

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Short Form 36-Item Health Survey or SF-36 is a patient-reported health measure that assesses health-related quality of life in 8 areas: 1) limitations in physical activities because of health problems; 2) limitations in social activities because of physical or emotional problems; 3) limitations in usual role activities because of physical health problems; 4) bodily pain; 5) general mental health; 6) limitations in usual role activities because of emotional problems; 7) vitality (energy and fatigue); and 8) general health perceptions.[1] A score of zero represents completely disability, and a score of 100 no disability.

SF-36 was used in the PACE trial and many other ME/CFS trials, such as the CDC's Wichita Clinical Study[2] and the Ampligen AMP-516 clinical trial.[3]

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  1. http://www.cdc.gov/cfs/pdf/wichita-data-access/sf36-doc.pdf
  2. http://www.cdc.gov/cfs/programs/wichita-data-access/
  3. http://simmaronresearch.com/category/ampligen/
  4. Jason, LA; Evans, M; Brown, M; Porter, N; Brown, A; Hunnell, J; Anderson, V; Lerch, A (2011), "Fatigue Scales and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: Issues of Sensitivity and Specificity", Disability Studies Quarterly: DSQ, 31 (1): 1375, PMID 21966179 
  5. Murdock, KW; Wang, XS; Shi, Q; Cleeland, CS; Fagundes, CP; Vernon, Suzanne D. (2016), "The utility of patient-reported outcome measures among patients with myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome.", Quality of Life Research, doi:10.1007/s11136-016-1406-3, PMID 27600520 


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