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Table 1 Number of items under the facets in various stage of development

From: Development and validation of the Chinese Quality of Life Instrument

  Number of items
Domains and facets Initial draft by the research team After review by 76 TCM practitioners After cognitive debriefing After factor analysis
Physical Form Domain 33 37 36 20
   Body build 7 7 7 0
   Complexion 3 5 5 4
   Sleep 4 4 4 3
   Stamina 3 4 4 6
   Appetite & digestion 6 7 7 4
   Breathing 1 2 1 0
   Sex 1 2 2 0
   Bowel & urine 4 2 2 0
   Adaptation to climate 4 4 4 3
Spirit Domain 13 16 16 12
   Consciousness 3 5 4 3
   Thinking 5 4 5 5
   Spirit of the eye 2 3 3 2
   Verbal expression 3 4 4 2
Emotion Domain 23 25 26 18
   Joy 4 5 6 4
   Anger 4 5 5 5
   Worry & Pensiveness 7 5 5 0
   Grief 4 5 5 0
   Fear & Anxiety 4 5 5 3
   Depressed mood 0 0 0 6
Total: 69 78 78 50