Table 1.

Overview of SF-36 and embedded SF-12, with SF-36 scales and marks for questions with major contributions to each of the PCS and MCS scores

SF-12SF-36 Questions Grouped by DomainDomainsPCSMCS
#2 Health now versus 1 year ago (or other time frame)NA
#3 Limitation in vigorous activitiesPhysical functioningEmbedded Image
Embedded Image#4 Limitation in moderate activitiesPhysical functioningEmbedded Image
#5 Limitation to lift/carry groceriesPhysical functioningEmbedded Image
Embedded Image#6 Limitation to climb several flightsPhysical functioningEmbedded Image
#7 Limitation to climb one flightPhysical functioningEmbedded Image
#8 Limitation to bend/kneel/stoopPhysical functioningEmbedded Image
#9 Limitation to walk >1 milePhysical functioningEmbedded Image
#10 Limitation to walk several blocksPhysical functioningEmbedded Image
#11 Limitation to walk one blockPhysical functioningEmbedded Image
#12 Limitation to bathe/dress selfPhysical functioningEmbedded Image
#13 Health cut down time for work/activitiesRole (limitation) physicalEmbedded Image
Embedded Image#14 Accomplished less due to healthRole (limitation) physicalEmbedded Image
Embedded Image#15 Health limited work/activitiesRole (limitation) physicalEmbedded Image
#16 Difficulty performing work/activitiesRole (limitation) physicalEmbedded Image
#21 Pain severityBodily painEmbedded Image
Embedded Image#22 Pain interfered with work/activitiesBodily painEmbedded Image
Embedded Image#1 Rate general healthGeneral healthEmbedded ImageEmbedded Image
#33 Get sick easier than other peopleGeneral healthEmbedded ImageEmbedded Image
#34 As healthy as anybody I knowGeneral healthEmbedded ImageEmbedded Image
#35 Health expected to get worseGeneral healthEmbedded ImageEmbedded Image
#36 Am in excellent healthGeneral healthEmbedded ImageEmbedded Image
#23 Proportion of time full of pepVitalityEmbedded ImageEmbedded Image
Embedded Image#27 Proportion of time with a lot of energyVitalityEmbedded ImageEmbedded Image
#29 Proportion of time feeling worn outVitalityEmbedded ImageEmbedded Image
#31 Proportion of time feeling tiredVitalityEmbedded ImageEmbedded Image
#17 Emotional problems cut down time for work/activitiesRole (limitation) emotionalEmbedded Image
Embedded Image#18 Accomplished less due to emotional problemsRole (limitation) emotionalEmbedded Image
Embedded Image#19 Not As careful in work/activities as usualRole (limitation) emotionalEmbedded Image
#20 Health/emotional issues interfering with social activitiesSocial functioningEmbedded Image
Embedded Image#32 Proportion of time interfering with social activitiesSocial functioningEmbedded Image
#24 Proportion of time being nervousMental healthEmbedded Image
#25 Proportion of time feeling down with no cheering upMental healthEmbedded Image
Embedded Image#26 Proportion of time feeling calm and peacefulMental healthEmbedded Image
Embedded Image#28 Proportion of time feeling downhearted and blueMental healthEmbedded Image
#30 Proportion of time being happyMental healthEmbedded Image
  • Checkmarks indicate questions included or considered under the specific column heading.