Quality of life after spinal cord injury: The comparison of the SF-36 health survey and its spinal cord injury-modified version in assessing the health status of people with spinal cord injury

Unalan H., Celik B., Sahin A., Caglar N., Esen S., Karainehnietoglu S. S.

NEUROSURGERY QUARTERLY, vol.17, no.3, pp.175-179, 2007 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 17 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2007
  • Doi Number: 10.1097/wnq.0b013e318063eb72
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.175-179
  • Istanbul University-Cerrahpasa Affiliated: No


Objective: To compare the results of the Medical Outcomes Study Short Form-36 (SF-36) health status measure with its spinal cord injury (SCI)-modified version in the assessment of health status among SCI survivors living in the community. Design: Survey design with analysis of cross-sectional data. Setting: University Hospital and Rehabilitation Center. Participants: Forty-one people with SCI living in the community and 31 healthy age-matched and sex-matched volunteer subjects. Intervention: Not applicable.