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Table 1 Concepts and measurements of quality of life

From: Caring for family members with chronic physical illness: A critical review of caregiver literature

Outcome (QOL) Single Measurement Composite Measure
Quality of life 1. Caregiver quality of life index – cancer [28] 1.1) Stress, 2) Anxiety, 3) Depression, 4) Health [7]
  2. Multidimensional quality of life scale – cancer [33] 2.1) Physical health, 2) Emotional health,
  3. Quality of life index [32] 3) Use of psychotropic drugs,
   4) Caregivers' social life,
   5) Financial status [30]
   1.1) Depression, 2) Life satisfaction, 3) Health [12]
Adaptational outcome (Adaptation)   2.1) Caregiver's level of life satisfaction,
   2) Depression
   3) Subjective symptoms of stress [13]
Mental health outcome   1.1) Depression, 2) Quality of life [29]
Life satisfaction 1. 8-item, open-ended questionnaire [21]  
Stress outcome (stress response, distress) 1. Brief symptom inventory [34] 1.1) Yielding of role, 2) Physical health, 3) Anxiety [24]
   2.1) Anxiety, 2) Depression, 3) Stress [25]
   3.1) Burden, 2) Depression, 3) Anxiety [26]
Emotional (Psychological) distress 1. Profile of mood states – short form [22]  
  2. General health questionnaire [23]  
Health 1. the Medical Outcome Study 36-item 1.1) Caregiver mental health,
  Short Form Health Survey [31] 2) Caregiver physical health [14]
Caregiving Burden 1. Zarit burden scale 27  
Depression   1.1) depression, 2) strain [15]