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Title: Reliability of Thai version of SF-36 questionnaire for the evaluation of quality of life in cardiac patients
Authors: Rungroj Krittayaphong
Kiertijai Bhuripanyo
Ongkarn Raungratanaamporn
Chunhakasem Chotinaiwatarakul
Nithima Chaowalit
Kesaree Punlee
Charuwan Kangkagate
Suphachai Chaithiraphan
Mahidol University
Keywords: Medicine
Issue Date: 1-Nov-2000
Citation: Journal of the Medical Association of Thailand. Vol.83, No.SUPPL. 2 (2000)
Abstract: Quality of life is an important measurement of medical outcomes. Reliability of a Thai version of the SF-36 questionnaire has never been reported. The objective of this study was to determine the reliability of a Thai version of the SF-36 questionnaire in cardiac patients. We developed a Thai version of the SF-36 questionnaire and tested it in 212 cardiac patients. Reliability of the Thai version of the SF-36 questionnaire was assessed by internal consistency using Cronbach's Alpha statistic and inter-item correlation. We demonstrated that Cronbach's Alpha coefficient of every aspect of QOL exceeded 0.7, and all inter-item correlation exceeded 0.4. In conclusion, the Thai version of the SF-36 questionnaire is a valuable tool in assessing medical outcomes and medical research in Thai patients with cardiac disease. Whether it can be used in other diseases remains unknown.
ISSN: 01252208
Appears in Collections:Scopus 1991-2000

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