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Table 4 Distribution of EQ-5D-3 L and OPQoL-Brief scores across dimension levels of the ASCOT

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

ASCOT dimensions and levels Frequency (%) Mean EQ-5D-3 L Mean OPQoL-Brief
Control    
I have as much control over my daily life as I want 25 (29 %) 0.623 56.240
I have adequate control over my daily life 51 (59 %) 0.528 54.000
I have some control over my daily life but not enough 9 (10 %) 0.204 50.222
I have no control over my daily life 2 (2 %) 0.255 40.000
Personal cleanliness    
I feel clean and am able to present myself the way I like 69 (79 %) 0.544 54.435
I feel adequately clean and presentable 18 (21 %) 0.406 52.000
I feel less than adequately clean or presentable 0 (0 %)   
I don’t feel at all clean or presentable 0 (0 %)   
Food and drink    
I get all the food and drink I like when I want 68 (78 %) 0.545 54.941
I get adequate food and drink at OK times 15 (17 %) 0.424 51.333
I don’t always get adequate or timely food and drink 3 (3 %) 0.449 47.000
I don’t always get adequate or timely food and drink, 1 (1 %) 0.088 45.000
Safety    
I feel as safe as I want 61 (70 %) 0.568 54.754
Generally I feel adequately safe, 22 (25 %) 0.448 53.045
I feel less than adequately safe 3 (3 %) 0.079 46.667
I don’t feel at all safe 1 (1 %) 0.088 45.000
Social contact    
I have as much social contact as I want with people I like 31 (36 %) 0.565 57.387
I have adequate social contact with people 38 (44 %) 0.551 54.000
I have some social contact with people, but not enough 16 (18 %) 0.405 49.000
I have little social contact with people and feel socially isolated 2 (2 %) −0.047 38.500
Spending time    
I’m able to spend my time as I want, doing things I value or enjoy 28 (32 %) 0.616 58.321
I’m able to do enough of the things I value or enjoy with my time 35 (40 %) 0.537 53.400
I do some of the things I value or enjoy with my time but not enough 24 (28 %) 0.366 49.583
I don’t do anything I value or enjoy with my time 0 (0 %) 0.000 0.000
Accommodation    
My home is as clean and comfortable as I want 55 (63 %) 0.588 55.782
My home is adequately clean and comfortable 29 (33 %) 0.401 50.966
My home is not quite clean or comfortable enough 3 (3 %) 0.289 48.667
My home is not at all clean or comfortable 0 (0 %) 0.000 0.000
Dignity    
The way I’m helped and treated makes me think    
And feel better about myself 64 (74 %) 0.560 55.094
The way I’m helped and treated does not affect the way I think or feel about myself 15 (17 %) 0.421 51.667
The way I’m helped and treated sometimes undermines the way I think and feel about myself 6 (7 %) 0.416 48.000
The way I’m helped and treated completely undermines the way I think and feel about myself 2 (2 %) 0.094 51.500
  1. OPQoL-Brief Older People’s Quality of Life brief questionnaire, EQ-5D-3 L EuroQoL EQ-5D 3 Level instrument and ASCOT Adult Social Care Outcomes Toolkit instrument