The Croatian Health Survey--SF-36: I. General quality of life assessment
The objective of the Croatian Health Survey was the assessment of population health related quality of life in the transitional environment of Croatia. Health status measures incorporate dimensions such as physical, psychological, and social functioning, role performance and perception of wellbeing. In order to assess health status, "The medical outcome study 36-item short-form health survey (SF-36) model" was used. A total sample of 5048 inhabitants (1983 males and 3065 females), 18 years and
... les), 18 years and over, represents approximately 1% of the general population of Croatia. Mean scores were as follows: physical functioning (PF) 69.94, role-physical (RP) 63.01, bodily pain (BP) 64.51, general health (GH) 53.40, vitality (VT) 51.85, social functioning (SF) 72.96, role-emotional (RE) 72.42, mental health (MH) 61.71 and health transition (HT) 44.79. Results of the SF-36 health survey in Croatia are very much like the results in other European countries with indication that general quality of life is lower in Croatia.