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Table 3 A comparison of the means and standard deviations of the scale items in the original English language version using the 7-point delighted-terrible scale and three validated translations using the 7-point satisfaction-dissatisfaction scale.

From: The Quality of Life Scale (QOLS): Reliability, Validity, and Utilization

Item English
N = 584
Swedish
[15] N = 100
Norwegian
[17] N = 282
Hebrew
[16] N = 100
1. Material and physical well-being 5.6 (1.0) 5.7 (1.4) 5.5 (1.3) 4.3 (1.8)
2. Health 3.9 (1.4) 3.9 (1.6) 4.4 (1.5) 2.3 (1.5)
3. Relationships with parents, siblings and other relatives 5.3 (1.1) 6.0 (1.0) 5.5 (1.5) 5.9 (1.2)
4. Having and raising children 5.6 (1.2) 5.6 (1.6) 5.7 (1.2) 5.9 (1.2)
5. Relationship with spouse or significant other 5.5 (1.4) 5.6 (1.6) 5.5 (1.6) 5.8 (1.2)
6. Relationships with friends 5.4 (1.1) 6.2 (0.9) 5.9 (1.1) 5.4 (1.6)
7. Helping and encouraging others 5.4 (0.9) 5.3 (1.2) 5.2 (1.2) 3.0 (2.0)
8. Participating in organizations and public affairs 4.6 (1.2) 4.9 (1.6) 4.3 (1.6) 2.3 (1.9)
9. Intellectual development 4.7 (1.2) 5.2 (1.4) 4.6 (1.5) 2.1 (1.6)
10. Understanding of self 5.1 (1.1) 5.5 (1.2) 5.3 (1.1) 3.0 (1.8)
11. Occupational role 4.7 (1.4) 5.0 (1.5) 5.3 (1.4) 3.2 (1.8)
12. Creativity/personal expression 4.8 (1.2) 5.0 (1.4) 4.7 (1.6) 2.5 (1.7)
13. Socializing 4.7 (1.2) 5.3 (1.3) 5.1 (1.4) 3.6 (1.9)
14. Passive and observational recreation 5.5 (0.9) 6.0 (1.0) 5.7 (1.1) 3.6 (2.0)
15. Active and participatory recreation 4.0 (1.5) 4.0 (1.7) 4.5 (1.6) 2.2 (1.5)
16. Independence, doing for yourself* 5.0 (1.5) 5.0 (1.7) 5.2 (1.4) 3.8 (1.7)
  1. *Note: n for this item is 146 in the English language sample.