NZer1 wrote:Hi everyone.
Dr. S I have looked through the information on the test from SF 36.org
It is beyond me, although after looking to find an established test, it does appear that the literature gives it the closest detail for our purpose. They quote many fields that would be important for your study trial. There is if I understand correctly software that can analyse the data produced. I believe that it may not be subtle enough for the purpose though.
From what I can see there is data usable for normal controls, although I don't see or understand it myself, maybe its in the Manuel form of the program.
I am guessing that this would need to be trialed to assess whether it would fit the purpose and or could be modified to suit.
I am of the feeling that like so many other assessments it is relying on patient assessment to much without the subtlety of a external measurement that is transferable and repeatable with accuracy.
Maybe a starting point for design of something new though?
A couple of members of TIMS are working on creating an online versions of the survey with me. We will beta test it when its finished.
And guess who I will ask to help do the beta testing?