International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Research Paper | Physiotherapy | India | Volume 11 Issue 1, January 2022


Reliability and Validity of Gujarati Version of SF-12 in Geriatrics

Mansi Bais [2] | Gira Thakrar


Abstract: Background: Quality of life is been very important in geriatrics. Health is described as physical and mental well being. It is very important that nowadays people can lookout their own health in their own words and in native language. Most commonly used scale in this is Reliability and Validity of English Version of SF-12, has been translated in various languages except Gujarati. So the aim of study is to translate and find out reliability and validity of SF-12 in geriatrics. Aim: The aim of the study is to find out reliability and validity of SF-12 in geriatrics. Methods: The Study done is three phases i. e. from English to Gujarati, again Gujarati to English Version by translators. A harmonized scale is formed with correction. Reliability of scale is done by using SPSS software. Validity of scale is done by using face validity and content validity. Results: Results calculated by using SPSS. N= 81 mean =72.38 & SD?8.26. For reliability of the scale intraclass correlation coefficient used and valued 0.724, correlation matrix was ranging between 0.61 to 0.381. Validity was calculated by Face Validity and Content Validity. Scale content validity calculated 0.986. Conclusion: The Gujarati-version of SF-12 is a reliable and valid tool to assess quality of life in geriatrics for Gujarati population.


Keywords: SF-12, quality of life, reliability, validity, Geriatrics


Edition: Volume 11 Issue 1, January 2022,


Pages: 1352 - 1355


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