Current Gerontology and Geriatrics Research / 2009 / Article / Tab 4

Research Article

The Psychometric Properties of the Older People's Quality of Life Questionnaire, Compared with the CASP-19 and the WHOQOL-OLD

Table 4

Construct validity of the OPQOL (32–35) CASP-19 WHOQOL-OLD (24): correlations with sociodemographic characteristics and circumstances (Spearman’s rho).

OPQOL TOTAL++CASP-19 TOTAL++WHOQOL-OLD TOTAL++

Self-assessed active ageing
 Ethnibus−0.358 −0.241 −0.069
 ONS Omnibus−0.504 −0.469 −0.439
 QoL followup−0.575 n/an/a
Self-rated health status (5-point response scale Excellent-Poor)
 Ethnibus−0.364 −0.238 −0.138
 ONS Omnibus−0.543 −0.530 −0.465
 QoL followup−0.628 n/an/a
Level of ability to walk 400 yards (4-point response scale No difficulty to unable to do alone)
 Ethnibus−0.207 −0.095−0.153
 ONS Omnibus−0.446 −0.488 −0.331
 QoL followup−0.507 n/an/a
Level of ability to do heavy housework (4-point response scale No difficulty to unable to do alone)
 Ethnibus−0.131 −0.113 −0.126
 ONS Omnibus−0.456 −0.520 −0.364
 QoL followup−0.465 n/an/a
Level of ability to go shopping and carry heavy bags (4-point response scale No difficulty to unable to do alone)
 Ethnibus−0.103 −0.092−0.108
 ONS Omnibus−0.411 −0.472 −0.350
 QoL followup−0.462 n/an/a
Level of ability to go up and down stairs (4-point response scale No difficulty to unable to do alone)
 Ethnibus−0.198 −0.086−0.128
 ONS Omnibus−0.388 −0.468 −0.321
 QoL followup−0.466 n/an/a
No. of relatives who would help if needed with everyday chores, running errands, odd jobs:
 Ethnibus−0.008−0.058−0.033
 ONS Omnibus0.163 0.112 0.177
 QoL followup0.219 n/an/a
No. of friends who would help if needed with everyday chores, running errands, odd jobs:
 Ethnibus0.204 0.0890.102
 ONS Omnibus0.403 0.383 0.381
 QoL followup0.325 n/an/a
No. of neighbours who would help if needed with everyday chores, running errands, odd jobs:
 Ethnibus0.066−0.0110.017
 ONS Omnibus0.332 0.308 0.304
 QoL followup0.171 n/an/a
In a serious personal crisis, number of people could turn to for comfort and support:
 Ethnibus0.112−0.0020.017
 ONS Omnibus0.270 0.251 0.300
 QoL followup0.372 n/an/a
Age of respondent (continuous)
 Ethnibus−0.078−0.062−0.035
 ONS Omnibus−0.138 −0.193 −0.184
 QoL followup−0.252 n/an/a
Sex of respondent (Male vs. Female)
 Ethnibus−0.028−0.0190.024
 ONS Omnibus−0.034−0.032−0.041
 QoL followup0.104n/an/a
Socioeconomic Classification ranked++
 Ethnibus−0.0060.112 −0.005
 ONS Omnibus−0.134 −0.093 −0.136
 QoL followup−0.193 n/an/a
Housing tenure (owner occupier/mortgage vs. rented)
 Ethnibus−0.130 −0.135 −0.093
 ONS Omnibus−0.194 −0.142 −0.188
 QoL followup−0.061n/an/a
Has access to car/van in household (Yes vs. No)
 Ethnibusn/an/an/a
 ONS Omnibus−0.189 −0.176 −0.197
 QoL followup−0.199 n/an/a
Marital status (married vs. unmarried)
 Ethnibus−0.015−0.0320.015
 ONS Omnibus−0.116 −0.084 −0.153
 QoL followup−0.182 n/an/a

++ ONS Omnibus and QoL followup: NS-SEC; Ethnibus Market Research Society classification
n/a: not asked