Short Form 36 Health Survey- Yoruba

Information about Measure
First Name Chidozie
Last Name Mbada
Email Not Available
Affiliation Department of Medical Rehabilitation, College of Health Sciences, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile – Ife, Nigeria
Other means of contacting author (e.g., website,, ResearchGate)
Mental health assessment tool that was adapted/developed/validated Short Form 36 Health Survey- Yoruba Version
Mental health condition assessed General Mental Health/Wellbeing/Quality of Life
Idiom of distress included, if any Not Applicable
Lifestage of interest Adult (General)
Age range (age – age) 18-70
Country or countries where tool was developed/adapted/validated Nigeria
Language(s) of the adapted/developed/validated tool Yoruba
Clinical or community sample? Community
Subpopulation in which tool was developed/validated (e.g., tool was developed and tested among middle-class women)? Tool was adapted among students, workers, and residents of Ile-Ife, in Osun state.
Development procedures Culturally adapted
If validated, what was the gold standard?
Description of other development procedures, if applicable
Cronbach’s alpha >0.70
Other information about tool (e.g., additional psychometrics [NPV, PPV, Youden’s index, diagnostic odds ratio])
Citations of development/adaptation/validation studies and/or previous studies using the tool Mbada, C.E., Adeogun, G.A., Ogunlana, M.O. et al. Translation, cross-cultural adaptation and psychometric evaluation of yoruba version of the short-form 36 health survey. Health Qual Life Outcomes 13, 141 (2015).
Notes when administering the tool The tool should be administered by a trained research assistant in the Yoruba language. As with other versions of the SF-36, the Yoruba translation consists of eight subscales and the sum score on each is the weighted sum of the questions for that section. Each scale is transformed into a 0-100 scale on the assumption that each question carries equal weight. Total scores are then summed from each subscale, with lower scores denoting more disability.