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Table 7 Cross-sectional Construct Validity (n = 128)

From: An instrument to assess quality of life in relation to nutrition: item generation, item reduction and initial validation

  Healthy lifestyle Symptoms Sensations Social and Role function Taste
SF-36 Physical Function .158 .366** .123 .114 .235**
  .075 .000 .168 .199 .008
SF-36-Role Function .053 .368** .160 .025 .150
  .556 .000 .071 .777 .091
SF-36 Bodily Pain -.022 .121 -.078 -.023 .108
  .803 .174 .384 .795 .226
SF-36 General Health .124 .451** .258** .212* .201*
  .162 .000 .003 .016 .023
SF-36 Vitality .222* .562** .394** .127 .269**
  .012 .000 .000 .154 .002
SF-36 Social Functioning -.023 .504** .171 .130 .199*
  .796 .000 .053 .144 .025
SF-36 Role-Emotional .046 .458** .138 .100 .195*
  .607 .000 .120 .260 .028
SF-36 Mental Health .094 .538** .361** .209* .192*
  .293 .000 .000 .018 .030
  1. *p < 0.05; ** p < 0.01