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Table 5 Comparison of the dimensions and content of 6 MAU instruments

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

   Number of items in MAU instruments (*)
  Dimension 15D (1) EQ-5D HUI 3 SF-6D AQoL-4D AQoL-6D
Physical Physical ability/vitality/coping/ *    *   ***
  Bodily Function/Self Care *** *    * **
  Dexterity    *    
  Pain/Discomfort * * * * * **
  Senses **   **   ** **
  Usual activities/Work function * * * *   
  Mobility/walking * * *   * **
  Communication *   *   * *
Psycho-social Sleeping *      
  Psychological: Depression/Anxiety/Anger *** * * * * *
  Satisfaction/Happiness       ****
  Cognition/Memory Ability    *    
  Social Function/Relationships     * ** *
  (Family) Role     * * *
  Intimacy/Sexual Relationships *      *
   15 items 5 items 8 items 12 items 12 items 20 items
  1. (Each asterisk represents a single item)
  2. (1) 15D also includes breathing, sleeping, eating and elimination