[The SF-36 in the Federal Health Survey--description of a current normal sample]

Gesundheitswesen. 1999 Dec;61 Spec No:S184-90.
[Article in German]


The German National Health Interview and Examination Survey 1998 included the Short Form 36-Questionnaire as an instrument for measuring health-related quality of life. As a result of the subjective assessment by 6964 survey participants aged between 18 and 80 years a description of a new German normative population sample is given. Using the same statistical parameters as in the description of the normative German sample from 1994 a time comparison can be made.

Publication types

  • English Abstract

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Adult
  • Age Factors
  • Aged
  • Female
  • Germany / epidemiology
  • Health Status Indicators*
  • Health Surveys
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Quality of Life*
  • Reference Values
  • Sex Factors