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Table 4 Summary of the AQoL-6D content

From: Construction of the descriptive system for the assessment of quality of life AQoL-6D utility instrument

Items Item summary Number of response categories Response range
  Dimension 1 Independent Living   
1 help with household tasks 5 no help, efficient ↔ can do none
2 mobility outside house 6 easy, enjoyable ↔ need help
3 walking 6 running easy ↔ bedridden
4 self care 5 very easy ↔ need help
  Dimension 2 Relationships   
5 intimate relationships 5 very happy ↔ very unhappy
6 health and family role 4 no affect ↔ incapacity
7 health and community 4 no affect ↔ incapacity
  Dimension 3 Mental Health   
8 despair 5 never ↔ all the time
9 worry 5 never ↔ all the time
10 sadness 5 never ↔ all the time
11 calm, agitation 5 always calm ↔ always agitated
  Dimension 4 Coping   
12 energy 5 always energetic ↔ always tired
13 control of life 5 always ↔ never
14 coping with problems 5 completely ↔ not at all
  Dimension 5 Pain   
15 frequency 4 rarely ↔ most of the time
16 discomfort 4 none ↔ unbearable
17 interference with activities 5 never ↔ always
  Dimension 6 Senses   
18 vision 6 excellent ↔ blind
19 hearing 6 excellent ↔ deaf
20 communication 4 no trouble ↔ cannot communicate