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The researchers also assessed general health-related quality of life using the Medical Outcomes Study 36-Item Short-Form Health Survey (SF-36), which also has a 100-point scoring system, and the EuroQ0L Group 5-Dimension Self-Report Questionnaire (EQ-5D), which has two 100-point scores.
Both a generic (The Medical Outcomes Study Short Form (SF-36)) and disease specific (Impact of Weight on Quality of Life - Lite version (IWQOL-Lite)) HRQOL instrument were used.
The, Medical Outcomes Study Short Form-12 (SF-12), and standard pulmonary function tests (PFT's).
The questionnaires used included the Medical Outcomes Study 36-Item Short Form, the Functional Assessment of Cancer Therapy (General and Prostate Specific), the Expanded Prostate Cancer Index Composite (EPIC), and the American Urological Association Symptom Index.
The WOMAC has also demonstrated construct validity when compared with other measures including joint range of motion, gait tests, and the Medical Outcomes Study 36-Item Short Form (SF-36).
The researchers obtained measures of quality of life using the Physical Component Summary (PCS) and Mental Component Summary (MCS) scales of the Medical Outcomes Study Short-Form Health questionnaire.
15 Social support was measured with the Medical Outcomes Study Social Support Survey16 and the four-item social ties scale described by Reynolds et al.
Statistically significant differences in three individual items in the Short Form-36 of the Medical Outcomes Study (SF-36) - bodily pain, general health and vitality - were observed.