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Research Article

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

Table 2

Validity OPQOL (35) CASP-19 WHOQOL-OLD (24) scores: correlations with QoL domain ratings (Spearman’s rho).

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

QoL domain ratings+:
QoL as a whole
 Ethnibus ( )−0.389 −0.273 −0.128
 ONS Omnibus ( )−0.602 −0.577 −0.466
 QoL follow-up ( )−0.659 n/an/a
Health
 Ethnibus−0.148 −0.135 −0.042
 ONS Omnibus−0.624 −0.576 −0.450
 QoL followup−0.628 n/an/a
Social relationships
 Ethnibus−0.159 0.0070.024
 ONS Omnibus−0.570 −0.517 −0.466
 QoL followup−0.605 n/an/a
Independence, control and freedom
 Ethnibus−0.179 −0.113 −0.042
 ONS Omnibus−0.612 −0.563 −0.497
 QoL followup−0.631 n/an/a
Home and neighbourhood
 Ethnibus−0.401 −0.072−0.075
 ONS Omnibus−0.526 −0.426 −0.418
 QoL followup−0.439 n/an/a
Pyschological/emotional well-being
 Ethnibus−0.396 −0.178 0.004
 ONS Omnibus−0.567 −0.510 −0.484
 QoL followup−0.675 n/an/a
Financial circumstances
 Ethnibus−0.243 −0.093−0.045
 ONS Omnibus−0.524 −0.417 −0.360
 QoL followup−0.547 n/an/a
Leisure and social activities
 Ethnibus−0.338 −0.115 −0.094
 ONS Omnibus−0.639 −0.593 −0.512
 QoL followup−0.606 n/an/a

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+ Domain ratings: 5-point response scales Very good (1)–Very bad (5), with low scores representing optimum QoL ratings.
++ OPQOL, CASP-19, WHOQOL-OLD negative scores reversed so high scores represent optimum QoL.