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Table 3 Test retest correlations for all PQLI scales and items.

From: The "Palliative Care Quality of Life Instrument (PQLI)" in terminal cancer patients

SCALES Test-retest correlation Items Test-retest correlation
AC (activity) 0.93 Keep working 0.97
   House chores 0.89
   Enjoyment 0.90
   Hobbies 0.94
SC (self care) 0.98 Driving or transportation 0.98
   Self care 0.99
HE (health) 0.87 Pain 0.82
   Nausea/vomiting 0.98
   Lack of appetite 0.76
   Weak/tired 0.89
   Dyspnoea 0.85
   Stool disturbances 0.77
   Sleep disturbances 0.98
CT (choice of treatment) 0.96 Like to choose therapeutic schema 0.96
   Able to choose therapeutic schema 0.97
SU (support) 0.89 Satisfactory support of relatives/friends 0.95
   Satisfactory support of health care team 0.83
   Satisfactory support of nursing stuff 0.87
CO (communication) 0.90 Discussion with the doctor on my social relationships 0.91
   Discussion with the doctor on economic/professional problems 0.92
   Discussion with the doctor on my family problems 0.89
PA (psychological affect) 0.84 Calm 0.73
   Optimistic 0.89
   Blue 0.84
   Control of the situation 0.94
   Fears of death 0.74
   Overall Quality of life 0.91