Basic & Clinical Medicine ›› 2011, Vol. 31 ›› Issue (6): 636-641.

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Survey of health-related quality of life in population of 6 Chinese cities

Ting-fang PAN1,Chao-zeng SI2,Hui-jing HE2,Bin WANG2,Guang-liang SHAN4   

  • Received:2011-03-18 Revised:2011-04-07 Online:2011-06-05 Published:2011-06-06
  • Contact: Guang-liang SHAN

Abstract: Objective The aim of this study is to establish normative values of the SF-36 health survey in 6 Chinese cities so that we can evaluate the quality of life in different Chinese population. Methods We scored the 8 domains of the SF-36 of the general population and different groups. The score of the general population was compared with the norms of Hong Kong and US. The stepwise regression analysis was used to calculate the effects of demographic variables on the SF-36 scale scores. Results The score on physical health is (77.54±15.96) and on mental health is (71.29±17.86). All sub-scales scores were similar trend of change between Chinese general population and Hong Kong general norm. Gender, age and living environment had effects on the SF-36 scores. Conclusion SF-36 health survey can be used to measure the impact of health statement on the quality of life. We can develop the norms of SF-36 by different demographic groups.

Key words: Quality of life, SF-36, Norm, Predictive factor