View scoring instruction for the MOS SF-12 at ucla.edu.
12-Item Short Form Survey (SF-12)
The 12-Item Short Form Health Survey (SF-12) was developed for the Medical Outcomes Study (MOS), a multi-year study of patients with chronic conditions. The resulting short-form survey instrument provides a solution to the problem faced by many investigators who must restrict survey length. The instrument was designed to reduce respondent burden while achieving minimum standards of precision for purposes of group comparisons involving multiple health dimensions.
The SF-12 is not available on the RAND Health website. Use of the SF-12 is governed by QualityMetric, which has no affiliation with RAND. RAND Health has put the following MOS short form health surveys in the public domain for non-commercial use, by posting them on the RAND Health Website:
This book provides a set of ready-to-use generic measures that are applicable to all adults, including those well and chronically ill, as well as a methodological guide to collecting health data and constructing health measures.
User's Manual for the Medical Outcomes Study (MOS) Core Measures of Health-Related Quality of Life 1995
This manual describes self-administered patient questionnaires that were developed for patients participating in the Medical Outcomes Study.
This website offers a list of all instruments that have been approved by the Scientific Advisory Committee of the Medical Outcomes Trust.
Full bibliography for the RAND Medical Outcomes Study, measures of quality of life.