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Table 3 MacDQoL domain-specific items in descending order of impact; mean impact scores, mean importance scores and positions of domains in rank order of weighted impact

From: +Psychometric evaluation of the MacDQoL individualised measure of the impact of macular degeneration on quality of life

Domains in descending order of impact score (n) Mean impact score (s.d.) Mean importance rating (s.d.) Rank order of weighted impact
1 work (3) -2.33 (1.08) 2 (1) 3
2 leisure activities (155) -2.31 (0.96) 2.2 (0.81) 2
3 hobbies (156) -2.03 (1.07) 2.18 (0.82) 4
4 independence (156) -2.01 (1.08) 2.51 (0.73) 1
5 shopping (156) -1.99 (1.07) 2.03 (0.84) 9
6 personal affairs (156) -1.92 (1.13) 2.3 (0.82) 5
7 get out and about (156) -1.82 (1.16) 2.49 (0.7) 6
8 do for others (156) -1.81 (1.13) 2.24 (0.78) 7
9 household tasks (156) -1.77 (1.06) 2.16 (0.77) 12
10 do physically (156) -1.72 (1.04) 2.41 (0.69) 8
11 future (156) -1.72 (1.07) 1.98 (0.91) 13
12 self-confidence (156) -1.68 (1.07) 2.36 (0.79) 11
13 holidays (121) -1.68 (1.14) 1.96 (0.9) 14
14 nature (156) -1.67 (1.15) 2.04 (0.91) 10
15 long journeys (103) -1.65 (1.14) 1.82 (0.93) 17
16 time taken (156) -1.63 (1.09) 1.59 (0.97) 19
17 mishaps (156) -1.48 (1.13) 2.23 (0.83) 15
18 motivation (156) -1.40 (1.12) 2.01 (0.86) 20
19 friends and social (156) -1.35 (1.16) 2.21 (0.81) 18
20 enjoy meals (156) -1.19 (1.18) 2.03 (0.85) 21
21 family life (149) -1.15 (1.2) 2.68 (0.56) 16
22 physical appearance (156) -1.14 (1.08) 2.19 (0.85) 22
23 personal relationship (81) -0.81 (1.10) 2.69 (0.54) 23
24 society's reaction (153) -0.77 (1.03) 1.62 (0.94) 25
25 people's reaction (155) -0.73 (1.00) 1.95 (0.92) 24
26 financial situation (156) -0.45 (0.92) 1.94 (0.82) 26