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Table 1 The English version of the Drug User Quality of Life Scale Scale Item Analysis and Reliability Data (n = 120)

From: The application of the drug user quality of life scale (DUQOL) in Australia

   Response percentages    
Item 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean Standard Deviation Cronbach's Alpha if Item Deleted
1. Being useful 20 5 6.7 17.5 11.7 12.5 26.7 4.40 2.23 0.863
2. Drugs 31.7 11.7 6.7 20 5 3.3 21.7 3.52 2.31 0.874
3. Drug treatment 7.5 1.7 3.3 22.5 9.2 18.3 37.5 5.29 1.82 0.865
4. Education 16.7 10.8 6.7 25 9.2 12.5 19.2 4.13 2.08 0.867
5. Family 14.2 10 7.5 11.7 10 12.5 34.2 4.67 2.24 0.862
6. Feeling Good 22.5 12.5 7.5 15 16.7 12.5 13.3 3.82 2.11 0.853
7. Friends 16.7 5.8 14.2 17.5 11.7 12.5 21.7 4.26 2.10 0.861
8. Harm reduction 0.8 10.8 3.3 0.8 25 5 9.2 5.15 2.10 0.867
9. Health 20 12.5 7.5 17.5 11.7 15.8 15 3.96 2.12 0.858
10. Health care 5 6.7 6.7 15 8.3 16.7 41.7 5.32 1.89 0.863
11. Housing 18.3 2.5 3.3 9.2 7.5 17.5 41.7 5.04 2.29 0.863
12. Free choice 5 7.5 5.8 20.8 11.7 18.3 30.8 5.05 1.83 0.858
13. Leisure activities 20.8 10.8 10.8 13.3 12.5 15 16.7 3.98 2.16 0.859
14. Money 29.2 13.3 12.5 17.5 7.5 8.3 11.7 3.33 2.08 0.864
15. Neighborhood safety 14.2 7.5 3.3 15 10.8 19.2 30 4.78 2.15 0.864
16. Partner(s) 20 6.7 3.3 37.5 2.5 6.7 23.3 4.09 2.12 0.865
17. Community resources 5 5 3.3 25 17.5 23.3 20.8 4.98 1.65 0.863
18. Sex 25.8 5.8 0.8 33.3 5.8 8.3 20 3.93 2.19 0.866
19. Spirituality 12.5 2.5 1.7 29.2 10 11.7 32.5 4.87 2.00 0.865
20. Transportation 12.5 7.5 8.3 15.8 10.8 17.5 27.5 4.67 2.09 0.866
21. Sense of future 12.5 7.5 12.5 19.2 11.7 15 21.7 4.42 2.02 0.857
22. How other treat you 8.3 9.2 8.3 20 7.5 27.5 19.2 4.68 1.91 0.856
  1. *Rating scale: 1 = Very dissatisfied; 2 = Moderately dissatisfied; 3 = Slightly dissatisfied; 4 = neutral (neither dissatisfied nor satisfied); 5 = slightly satisfied, 6 = moderately satisfied, and 7 = very satisfied.