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Table 3 Distribution of EQ-5D-3 L and ASCOT scores across dimension levels of the OPQoL-Brief

From: An empirical comparison of the OPQoL-Brief, EQ-5D-3 L and ASCOT in a community dwelling population of older people

OPQoL-Briefdimensions and levels Frequency (%) Mean EQ-5D-3 L Mean ASCOT
I enjoy life overall    
Strongly disagree 0 (0 %)   
Disagree 4 (5 %) 0.149 0.637
Neither agree or disagree 14 (16 %) 0.298 0.704
Agree 45 (52 %) 0.570 0.891
Strongly agree 24 (28 %) 0.601 0.903
I look forward to things    
Strongly disagree 0 (0 %)   
Disagree 2 (2 %) −0.076 0.638
Neither agree or disagree 8 (9 %) 0.396 0.786
Agree 49 (56 %) 0.518 0.835
Strongly agree 28 (32 %) 0.588 0.917
I am health enough to get out and about
Strongly disagree 0 (0 %)   
Disagree 15 (17 %) 0.242 0.762
Neither agree or disagree 12 (14 %) 0.500 0.738
Agree 41 (47 %) 0.560 0.883
Strongly agree 19 (22 %) 0.644 0.930
My family/friends would help me if needed
Strongly disagree 1 (1 %) 0.159 0.599
Disagree 3 (3 %) 0.002 0.607
Neither agree or disagree 3 (3 %) 0.034 0.711
Agree 40 (46 %) 0.542 0.845
Strongly agree 40 (46 %) 0.573 0.895
I am healthy enough to have my independence
Strongly disagree 1 (1 %) 0.639 0.747
Disagree 10 (11 %) 0.258 0.788
Neither agree or disagree 11 (13 %) 0.351 0.747
Agree 43 (49 %) 0.539 0.851
Strongly agree 22 (25 %) 0.663 0.942
I can please myself in what I do    
Strongly disagree 1 (1 %) −0.181 0.433
Disagree 8 (9 %) 0.304 0.850
Neither agree or disagree 7 (8 %) 0.463 0.776
Agree 46 (53 %) 0.528 0.841
Strongly agree 25 (29 %) 0.603 0.913
I feel safe where I live    
Strongly disagree 0 (0 %)   
Disagree 1 (1 %) −0.003 0.653
Neither agree or disagree 5 (6 %) 0.016 0.593
Agree 31 (36 %) 0.494 0.834
Strongly agree 50 (57 %) 0.589 0.894
I get pleasure from my home    
Strongly disagree 0 (0 %)   
Disagree 1 (1 %) −0.181 0.433
Neither agree or disagree 5 (6 %) 0.443 0.669
Agree 35 (40 %) 0.474 0.855
Strongly agree 46 (53 %) 0.570 0.880
I take life as it comes and make the best of things
Strongly disagree 0 (0 %)   
Disagree 4 (5 %) 0.198 0.816
Neither agree or disagree 5 (6 %) 0.361 0.762
Agree 41 (47 %) 0.530 0.816
Strongly agree 37 (43 %) 0.554 0.910
I feel lucky compared to most people
Strongly disagree 0 (0 %)   
Disagree 1 (1 %) 0.587 0.957
Neither agree or disagree 10 (11 %) 0.387 0.765
Agree 38 (44 %) 0.460 0.820
Strongly agree 38 (44 %) 0.602 0.905
I have enough money to pay for household bills
Strongly disagree 2 (2 %) 0.094 0.640
Disagree 1 (1 %) −0.016 0.800
Neither agree or disagree 7 (8 %) 0.430 0.736
Agree 54 (62 %) 0.476 0.852
Strongly agree 23 (26 %) 0.694 0.910
I have social/leisure activities that I enjoy doing
Strongly disagree 1 (1 %) 0.587 0.975
Disagree 5 (6 %) 0.241 0.679
Neither agree or disagree 11 (13 %) 0.389 0.735
Agree 42 (48 %) 0.552 0.882
Strongly agree 28 (32 %) 0.556 0.880
I try to stay involved with things
Strongly disagree 0 (0 %)   
Disagree 2 (2 %) 0.036 0.868
Neither agree or disagree 9 (10 %) 0.354 0.722
Agree 49 (56 %) 0.553 0.862
Strongly agree 27 (31 %) 0.536 0.877
  1. OPQoL Brief Older People’s Quality of Life brief questionnaire, EQ-5D-3 L EuroQoL EQ-5D 3 Level instrument, ASCOT Adult Social Care Outcomes Toolkit instrument