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Table 7 Factor structure of the QUALID for the care staff (n = 105) and family carer (n = 73) samples, and corrected item-scale correlations

From: Care staff and family member perspectives on quality of life in people with very severe dementia in long-term care: a cross-sectional study

Scale item Care staff   Care staff Family carers Family carers
  Factor 1 Factor 2   Factor 1 Factor 2  
  Discomfort and distress Sociability Item-scale correlations Discomfort and distress Sociability Item-scale correlations
1. Smiles   .713 .118 .230   .201
2. Appears sad .702   .492 .676   .465
3. Cries .518   .280 .365   .237
4. Facial expression of discomfort .562   .341 .656   .465
5. Appears physically uncomfortable .533   .350 .653   .407
6. Verbalisation suggests discomfort .757   .532 .846   .702
7. Is irritable and aggressive .651   .427 .567   .371
8. Enjoys eating .169   .073 .170   .048
9. Enjoys touching/being touched   .825 .146   .819 .381
10. Enjoys interacting with others   .827 .186   .843 .128
11. Appears calm and comfortable .776   .538 .736   .496