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Table 4 Facet and domain scores of the WHOQOL-BREF (N = 260).

From: Correlates of institutionalized senior veterans' quality of life in Taiwan

FaceFacets or Domains of WHOQOL-BREF Mean SD Median Mode
Q1 Overall Quality of Life 3.42 0.74 3 3
Q2 General health 3.35 0.82 3 3
Physical domain 13.98 2.16 14.29 13.71
Q3 Pain and discomfort* 4.31 0.89 5 5
Q4 Dependence on medical substances and medical aids* 2.72 1.37 2 2
Q10 Energy and fatigue 3.37 0.72 3 3
Q15 Mobility 3.18 0.90 3 3
Q16 Sleep and rest 3.42 0.96 4 4
Q17 Activities of daily living 3.73 0.66 4 4
Q18 Work capacity 3.74 0.66 4 4
Psychological domain 13.10 2.40 13.33 12.67
Q5 Positive feelings 2.71 1.10 3 3
Q6 Spirituality 2.67 1.10 3 3
Q7 Thinking, learning, memory, and concentration 3.08 0.80 3 3
Q11 Bodily image and appearance 3.21 0.65 3 3
Q19 Self-esteem 3.78 0.77 4 4
Q26 Negative feelings* 3.79 0.67 4 4
Social relationships domain 13.53 2.54 13.33 12.00
Social relationships domain (TW) 13.30 2.28 13.00 12.00
Q20 Personal relationships 3.42 0.78 3 3
Q21 Sexual activities 3.26 0.79 3 3
Q22 Social support 3.44 0.75 3 3
Q27 Being respected 3.18 0.84 3 3
Environment domain 14.11 1.70 14.00 14.00
Environment domain (TW) 14.36 1.71 14.22 14.22
Q8 Freedom, physical safety and security 3.67 0.68 4 4
Q9 Physical environment (pollution/noise/traffic/climate) 3.63 0.72 4 4
Q12 Financial resources 3.34 0.82 3 3
Q13 Opportunities for acquiring new information and skills 3.35 0.72 3 3
Q14 Participation in and opportunities for recreation/leisure activities 3.11 0.85 3 3
Q23 Home environment 3.82 0.66 4 4
Q24 Health and social care: accessibility and quality 3.79 0.67 4 4
Q25 Transport 3.52 0.82 4 4
Q28 Food availability 4.10 1.04 4 5
  1. * Q3, Q4, and Q26 are reverse-coded questions.
  2. The national item of WHOQOL-BREF Taiwan version Q27 'being respected' is included in the social relationships domain (TW), and Q28 'food availability' is included in the environment domain (TW).
  3. Domains including national items of Taiwan.