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Table 3 Partial Correlation of HLQ-Scales with other instruments and with the HLQ-Scales (old adjusted for Gender and Age. Abbrev.: SF-36: PF-physical function, RP-role physical, BP-bodily pain, GH-general health, VT-vitality, SF-social function, RE-role emotional, MH-mental health, MCS-mental component summary, PCS-physical component summary; GBB: SE-severity of exhaustion, GS-gastric symptoms, LP-limb pain, and HS-heart symptoms;, Zerssen's Mood Scale Bf-S; SES: AFF-Affective Pain, SENS-SenSory Pain; HLQ-OLD: PWB-physical well-being, VIT-vitality, MEB-mental behaviour, PERS-presence of personality, SOC-Social Environment.

From: The Herdecke questionnaire on quality of life (HLQ): Validation of factorial structure and development of a short form within a naturopathy treated in-patient collective

   Initiative Power and Interest Social Interaction Mental Balance Motility Physical Complaints Digestive Well-Being
   long short long short Long short long short long Short long short
SF-36 PF 0.200 0.130 0.219 0.188 0.233 0.173 0.551 0.580 0.432 * 0.167 *
  RP 0.234 0.178 0.252 0.226 0.294 0.257 0.461 0.453 0.403 * 0.184 *
  BP 0.182 0.147 0.213 0.198 0.301 0.242 0.449 0.466 0.688 * 0.183 *
  GH 0.358 0.288 0.363 0.308 0.361 0.322 0.353 0.332 0.350 * 0.208 *
  VT 0.562 0.470 0.532 0.479 0.668 0.582 0.541 0.478 0.408 * 0.353 *
  SF 0.543 0.437 0.632 0.589 0.550 0.486 0.392 0.342 0.337 * 0.324 *
  RE 0.452 0.380 0.497 0.418 0.428 0.423 0.264 0.215 0.259 * 0.243 *
  MH 0.650 0.543 0.686 0.605 0.719 0.690 0.378 0.316 0.324 * 0.360 *
  MCS 0.650 0.548 0.698 0.615 0.667 0.640 0.294 0.213 0.245 * 0.348 *
  PCS 0.020 -0.012 0.022 0.025 0.087 0.024 0.489 0.530 0.497 * 0.089 *
GBB 24 SE 0.458 0.363 0.513 0.457 0.626 0.546 0.559 0.496 0.387 * 0.323 *
  GS 0.216 0.189 0.266 0.227 7 0.303 0.247 0.205 0.166 0.238 * 0.356 *
  LP 0.249 0.201 0.296 0.263 0.386 0.312 0.490 0.498 0.514 * 0.190 *
  HS 0.305 0.249 0.360 0.285 0.372 0.342 0.282 0.252 0.248 * 0.309 *
Bf-S   0.655 0.564 0.652 0.599 0.630 0.581 0.409 0.362 0.312 * 0.339 *
SES AFF 0.289 0.231 0.314 0.277 0.371 0.325 0.374 0.372 0.506 * 0.183 *
  SENS 0.181 0.143 0.228 0.215 0.254 0.209 0.288 0.299 0.417 * 0.147 *
HLQ-OLD PWB 0.357 0.270 0.335 0.333 0.489 0.412 0.929 0.958 0.638 * 0.259 *
  VIT 0.577 0.502 0.590 0.523 0.840 0.681 0.611 0.517 0.560 * 0.661 *
  MEB 0.894 0.822 0.772 0.702 0.797 0.770 0.471 0.401 0.278 * 0.412 *
  PERS 0.926 0.779 0.760 0.734 0.628 0.584 0.404 0.354 0.226 * 0.342 *
  SOC 0.748 0.697 0.923 0.860 0.600 0.573 0.358 0.346 0.248 * 0.346 *
  1. * values of the long version are identical with short version