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SF-6D patterns in Australian women.


There is limited evidence on the longitudinal relationship between the SF-6D, a preference based measures of health derived from the SF-36, and demographic, socioeconomic and lifestyle factors. Further, little is known on what range of SF-6D scores constitute good health, or poor health. This limits its interpretability and usage. This research aims to examine changes in SF-6D as women age and to identify characteristics of those with poorer preference based measures of health for women at three different life stages. Additionally, we derive cut points for good and poor health related quality of life for the SF-6D using Short Form-1(SF-1). These findings will provide insights on differences in characteristics associated with preference based measures of health at various life stages, and improve the interpretation and usability of the SF-6D scores.