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Table 6 Pearson correlation with dimensions of the SF-36a

From: Validity and Reliability of the Assessment of Quality of Life (AQoL)-8D Multi-Attribute Utility Instrument

SF-36 dimension EQ-5D HUI 3 15D QWB AQoL-8D Averageb
Aus US Aus US Aus US Aus US Aus US Aus US
Physical QoL
 General health 0.63 0.63 0.63 0.64 0.75 0.74 0.61 0.61 0.71 0.70 0.65 0.65
 Bodily pain 0.77 0.75 0.69 0.67 0.71 0.70 0.60 0.60 0.62 0.65 0.69 0.68
 Physical function 0.67 0.67 0.65 0.66 0.71 0.71 .058 0.59 0.52 0.57 0.65 0.66
 Role limit 0.49 0.56 0.46 0.56 0.53 0.63 0.43 0.56 0.46 0.57 0.48 0.58
PCS 0.68 0.66 0.62 0.62 0.71 0.69 0.59 0.66 0.50 0.54 0.65 0.66
Mental QoL
 Vitality 0.61 0.61 0.63 0.64 0.73 0.72 0.61 0.60 0.80 0.80 0.65 0.64
 Social function 0.63 0.66 0.63 0.67 0.66 0.71 0.54 0.55 0.69 0.74 0.62 0.65
 Role limit 0.37 0.50 0.38 0.50 0.41 0.56 0.31 0.47 0.48 0.61 0.37 0.51
 Mental health 0.50 0.58 0.55 0.65 0.55 0.63 0.45 0.47 0.76 0.80 0.49 0.58
MCS 0.41 0.50 0.45 0.55 0.47 0.57 0.38 0.44 0.69 0.75 0.44 0.44
Subjective Well-Being
 SWLS 0.40 0.43 0.49 0.49 0.48 0.47 0.42 0.37 0.70 0.62 0.45 0.44
 PWI 0.42 0.45 0.49 0.50 0.49 0.49 0.43 0.3 0.69 0.64 0.46 0.45
 ONS 0.37 0.36 0.46 0.44 0.43 0.39 0.38 0.29 0.64 0.58 0.41 0.37
  1. HUI Health Utilities Index, QWB Quality of Well-Being, AQoL-8D Assessment of Quality of Life-8D, AUS Australia, QoL quality of life, PCS physical component summary, MCS mental component summary, SWLS Satisfaction with Life Scale, PWI Personal Wellbeing Index, ONS Office for National Statistics
  2. aCorrelations between the SF-6D and the SF-36 dimensions from which it is constructed are not shown. The average (Aus + US) correlation between the SF-6D and the SWLS, PWI and ONS are 0.48, 0.51 and 0.40, respectively
  3. bAverage of the EQ-5D, HUI 3, 15D and QWB