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Table 4 Correlations among the PQLI scales.

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

  AC SC HE CT SU CO PA OQOL
Activity (AC)   .89a .90a .81a .80a .88a .96a .93a
Self Care (SC) .87a   .92a .85a .87a .82a .93a .92a
Health (HE) .89a .90a   .95a .80a .63b .96a .90a
Choice of Treatment (CT) .78a .84a .95a   .77a .69b .78a .88a
Support (SU) .81a .84a .76a .78a   .62b .79a .82a
Communication (CO) .86a .78a .79a .61b .87a   .81a .83a
Psychological Affect (PA) .96a .91a .94a .82a .86a .75a   .94a
Overall Quality of Life (OQoL) .91a .89a .85a .87a .85a .81a .89a  
  1. * Before treatment under the diagonal; during treatment above the diagonal. Values represent the Spearman-rho coefficient. a: correlation is significant at the .01 level (2-tailed). b: correlation is significant at the .05 level (2-tailed).