- Derived from the Medical Outcomes Study 36-Item Short Form Health Survey (SF-36®) in 1996 (SF-12v1®)
- Modified in 2000 (SF-12v2® - version currently used)
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Developed to be a much shorter, yet valid, alternative to the SF-36® for use in large surveys of general and specific populations as well as large longitudinal studies of health outcomes
Type of Clinical Outcome Assessment (COA)
Bibliographic reference(s) of the original questionnaire
Ware J Jr, Kosinski M, Keller SD. A 12-Item Short-Form Health Survey:construction of scales and preliminary tests of reliability and validity. Med Care. 1996 Mar;34(3):220-33 (PubMed abstract)