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Table 3 Pearson correlation coefficients of the SF-36 scores with the measures of multimorbidity

From: Comparative assessment of three different indices of multimorbidity for studies on health-related quality of life

HRQOL (SF-36) Correlation coefficients (r)
Physical Health CIRS‡ FCI Charlson
   Physical Functioning -0.55** -0.47** -0.31**
   Role physical -0.41** -0.32** -0.14*
   Bodily Pain -0.38** -0.33** -0.16*
   General Health -0.40** -0.34** -0.21**
Mental Health    
   Vitality -0.30** -0.23** -0.08
   Social Functioning -0.29** -0.21** -0.04
   Role Emotional -0.18** -0.10 +0.03
   Mental Health -0.18** -0.14** +0.07
Physical Component Summary -0.54** -0.47** -0.31**
Mental Component Summary -0.06 -0.001 +0.16*
  1. SF-36 = Self-administered 36-item short form of the Medical Outcomes Study questionnaire.
  2. ‡ CIRS = Cumulative Illness Rating Scale; FCI = Functional Comorbidity Index; Charlson = Charlson index. * p < 0.05; ** p < 0.01