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Table 4 Comparison of the discriminant validity of the wellbeing instruments

From: A validation of the ICECAP-O in a population of post-hospitalized older people in the Netherlands

Variable Level Cantril’s ladder SPF-IL ICECAP-O
Demographics   Mean Cantril’s ladder score Mean SPF-IL score Mean ICECAP-O score
Age Older people below 75 7.51 2.86 0.86*
Elderly above 75 7.36 2.81 0.83
Sex Female 7.44 2.82 0.85
Male 7.41 2.84 0.84
Education Pre-secondary 7.49 2.89 0.86
Post-secondary 7.36 2.77 0.83
Married Married or other living together 7.58 2.86 0.85
Divorced 6.13 2.60 0.76
Widow 7.38 2.86 0.85
Never married 7.56 1.84 0.83
Living situation Alone 7.17 2.80 0.84
With partner/children 7.67 2.87 0.84
Nursing home 6.76 2.66 0.78
Health     
Multimorbid Maximum 1 chronic condition 7.76** 2.99** 0.89**
More than 2 conditions 7.26 2.75 0.82
IADL Independent 7.99** 3.01** 0.92**
Dependent 7.17 2.74 0.81
SF-20 social activity limitations No limitations 7.78** 2.97** 0.90**
Limited 6.92 2.63 0.77
GDS Not depressed 7.73** 2.95** 0.88**
Depressed 6.48 2.47 0.73
EQ5D Top 50% 7.87** 2.97** 0.90**
Bottom 50% 7.10 2.72 0.80
  1. Indicating bivariate significance: * p-value <0.05 ** p-value<0.01.