[Development of the Portuguese version of MOS SF-36. Part II --Validation tests]

Acta Med Port. May-Jun 2000;13(3):119-27.
[Article in Portuguese]


This paper describes the study aimed at validating the Portuguese version of the MOS SF-36 instrument of assessment. It starts by presenting the results of the implementation of this instrument in a sample of 930 pregnant women and the results of scaling tests, including the values of internal consistency and reliability. However, since a reliable instrument is not necessarily a valid one, the results of several validity tests are also presented. Finally, this paper ends by recommending the use of the Portuguese version of the SF-36 instrument of assessment.

Publication types

  • Validation Study

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Adult
  • Female
  • Health Status*
  • Humans
  • Portugal
  • Pregnancy*
  • Reproducibility of Results
  • Sensitivity and Specificity
  • Surveys and Questionnaires*