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Medical Term:

short form 36-item questionnaire


a set of 36 questions abstracted from the much longer set of several hundred used in household interview surveys of the U.S. National Health Survey. The SF36 questions are a convenient abbreviation, used for screening purposes to assess the physical function, social function, role limitation, mental health, energy, vitality, pain, and subjective perception of health status. They have been tested and found to be valid and reliable.

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