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Table 2 Two-factor solution corresponding to EFA conducted on the developmental sample (n = 6993): factor loading estimates after Geomin rotation

From: Validation of an instrument to evaluate quality of life in the aging population: WHOQOL-AGE

  People 18–49 years old (n = 1708) People 50+ years old (n = 5285)
  Factor 1 loadings (s.e.) Factor 2 loadings (s.e.) Factor 1 loadings (s.e.) Factor 2 loadings (s.e.)
Q1 How would you rate your quality of life? 0.284 (0.031) 0.358 (0.031) 0.354 (0.018) 0.319 (0.019)
Q2. How satisfied are you with your hearing, vision or other senses overall? 0.766 (0.025) -0.065 (0.032) 0.570 (0.017) 0.138 (0.020)
Q3. How satisfied are you with your health? 0.911 (0.021) -0.095 (0.028) 0.732 (0.016) 0.164 (0.020)
Q4. How satisfied are you with yourself? 0.833 (0.021) 0.065 (0.028) 0.880 (0.011) -0.016 (0.015)
Q5. How satisfied are you with your ability to perform your daily living activities? 0.894 (0.007) -0.002 (0.002) 0.724 (0.014) 0.210 (0.018)
Q6. How satisfied are you with your personal relationships? 0.758 (0.025) 0.100 (0.032) 0.869 (0.012) -0.028 (0.017)
Q7. How satisfied are you with the conditions of your living place (your home)? 0.563 (0.029) 0.135 (0.035) 0.639 (0.010) -0.005 (0.008)
Q8. How satisfied are you with the way you use your time? 0.617 (0.028) 0.149 (0.034) 0.750 (0.013) 0.043 (0.017)
Q9. Do you have enough energy for everyday life? 0.209 (0.027) 0.645 (0.025) 0.088 (0.014) 0.809 (0.011)
Q10. How much control do you have over the things you like to do? -0.009 (0.006) 0.868 (0.012) -0.066 (0.015) 0.956 (0.011)
Q11. To what extent are you satisfied with your opportunities to continue achieving in life? 0.055 (0.029) 0.785 (0.025) 0.001 (0.001) 0.869 (0.004)
Q12. Do you have enough money to meet your needs? -0.015 (0.031) 0.587 (0.029) 0.028 (0.017) 0.589 (0.015)
Q13. How satisfied are you with your intimate relationships in your life? 0.247 (0.033) 0.383 (0.033) 0.228 (0.017) 0.436 (0.017)
  1. In bold, items from WHOQOL-OLD short form version 1, in italics, items from EUROHIS-QOL. All the response options use a five-point rating scale, ranging from very bad to very good for Q1, from very dissatisfied to very satisfied for Q2 to Q8, from not at all to completely for Q9 to Q12, and from not at all to an extreme amount for Q13.