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PURPOSE: Describe the health-related quality of life for a representative cohort of women aged 18-55 in Northern Cyprus. METHODS: We utilised the SF-36-Health-Survey-version-2 (SF-36v2) questionnaire as part of the COHERE Initiative study to calculate the eight physical and mental subscale scores, as well as the two overall summary measures for physical and mental health, where we present results using Cyprus-specific scoring as well as scores based on the test developers' algorithms. We examined associations between sociodemographic characteristics for both scores. RESULTS: A total of 7089 women fully completed the SF-36v2 questionnaire (mean age = 36.9), which was reliable and valid in this population. We observed better physical health in ages 18-25 compared to 46-55 (53.32 vs. 46.72 (p 

Original publication




Journal article


Qual Life Res

Publication Date





2011 - 2022


Health-related quality of life, Northern Cyprus, Population norms, Patient-reported outcome (PRO), SF-36, Women’s health, Adolescent, Adult, Aged, Cyprus, Female, Health Surveys, Humans, Quality of Life, Surveys and Questionnaires, Women's Health, Young Adult