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RAND 36 - ITEM HEALTH SURVEY 1.0
Script Author: Katja Borchert, Ph.D. (firstname.lastname@example.org) for Millisecond Software, LLC
last updated: 05-09-2019 by K.Borchert (email@example.com) for Millisecond Software LLC
Script Copyright © 05-09-2019 Millisecond Software
This script implements the RAND 36 - Item Health Survey 1.0 version of the Medical Outcomes Study (MOS) Short Form
Health Survey (SF-36). It was developed at RAND as part of MOS. It differs from the commercially available MOS SF-36
only in the scoring algorithm. The following articles/webpages were used to develop this script:
Ware, J., Jr., & Sherbourne, C.D. (1992). The MOS 36-Item Short-Form Health Survey (SF-36): I. Conceptual Framework
and Item Selection. Medical Care, 30, 473-483.
Ware, J.E. Jr. & Gandek, B, (1998). Overview of the SF-36 Health Survey and the International Quality of Life Assessment
(IQOLA) Project. Journal of Clinical Epidemiology, 51, 903-912.
More information (including scoring guidelines) about the RAND 36 - Item Health Survey 1.0 on:
The RAND36-Item Health Survey contains 36 questions that assess the following 8 scales (+ 1 extra):
Factor 1: Physical Health (PCS) (summary measure)
Physical Functioning (PF): question 3 (10 items)
Role-Physical (RP): question 4 (4 items)
Bodily Pain (BP): question 7, 8 (2 items)
General Health (GH): question 1, 11 (5 items)
Factor 2: Mental Health (MCS) (summary measure)
Mental Health (MH): question 9b-d, 9f, 9h (5 items)
Role-Emotional (RE): question 5 (3 items)
Social Functioning (SF): question 6, 10 (2 items)
Vitality (VT): question 9a, 9e, 9g, 9i (4 items)
Self-reported Health Transition: question 2
By default, participants are required to answer any of the questions in this script.
DATA FILE INFORMATION:
The default data stored in the data files are:
(1) Raw data file: 'RAND36_ItemHealthSurvey.iqdat'
date, time, subject: date and time script was run with the current subjectnumber
build: version of Inquisit
xxxx.response: response to a particular question (here in numbers)
xxxx.latency: latency of clicking "next" the last time the page was visited
(2) Summary data file: 'RAND36_summary*.iqdat' (a separate file for each participant)
script.startdate: date script was run
script.starttime: time script was started
script.subjectid: subject id number
script.groupid: group id number
script.elapsedtime: time it took to run script (in ms)
computer.platform: the platform the script was run on
/completed: 0 = script was not completed (prematurely aborted); 1 = script was completed (all conditions run)
the following scores save the percentage of total well-being (=100%) for each of the 8 (+1 extra) scales
/selfreported_HT: self-reported health transition
=> Physical Health (PCS) (summary measure)
/PF: Physical Functioning (PF): question 3 (10 items)
/RP: Role-Physical (RP): question 4 (4 items)
/BP: Bodily Pain (BP): question 7, 8 (2 items)
/GH: General Health (GH): question 1, 11 (5 items)
=> Mental Health (MCS) (summary measure)
/MH: Mental Health (MH): question 9b-d, 9f, 9h (5 items)
/RE: Role-Emotional (RE): question 5 (3 items)
/SF: Social Functioning (SF): question 6, 10 (2 items)
/VT: Vitality (VT): question 9a, 9e, 9g, 9i (4 items)
check below for (relatively) easily editable parameters, stimuli, instructions etc.
Keep in mind that you can use this script as a template and therefore always "mess" with the entire code to further customize your experiment.
The parameters you can change are:
/instructions: Contain the surveypage instructions. The default instructions ("Please answer the following questions")
are not original to the survey and were addede by Millisecond Software.