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Table 3 Standardized factor loadings and goodness of fit indices from multilevel confirmatory factor analyses of the baseline (standard) and daily administrations of the SF-36 (correlated 8-factor model)

From: Detecting short-term change and variation in health-related quality of life: within- and between-person factor structure of the SF-36 health survey

  Baseline SF-36 Daily SF-36
Variable WP BP WP BP
Physical functioning - - - -
 Vigorous - .58 .10 .71
 Moderate - .77 .42 .91
 Climb several - .84 .37 .93
 Climb one - .82 .80 .90
 Bending - .70 .43 .75
 Walk mile - .88 .29 .96
 Walk several blocks - .86 .69 .95
 Walk one block - .70 .80 .80
 Bathing - .49 .68 .45
Role physical - - - -
 Cut down - .78 .70 .88
 Accomplished - .72 .68 .91
 Limited - .89 .54 .99
Role emotional - - - -
 Cut down - .81 .85 .95
 Accomplished - .82 .65 .87
 Not careful - .62 .61 .81
Vitality - - - -
 Pep - .95 .74 .97
 Energy - .82 .74 1.00
 Worn-out - .53 .57 .78
 Tired - .56 .51 .88
Mental health - - - -
 Nervous - .49 .69 .59
 Dumps - .77 .68 .44
 Calm - .62 .25 .89
 Blue - .66 .66 .75
 Happy - .70 .28 .89
Social functioning - - - -
 Extent - .92 .76 1.02
 Time - .88 .50 .93
Bodily pain - - - -
 Magnitude - .92 .50 .86
 Interfere - .78 .82 1.02
General health - - - -
 In general/Today - .87 .63 1.06
 Last year/Yesterday - .09 .50 -.22
 Easier - .51 - -
 Healthy - .74 - -
 Worse - .52 - -
 Excellent - .90 - -
Goodness of fit
 CFIa .83 .73
 TLIa .81 .69
 RMSEAa .08 .06
 SRMR - .08 .08 .11
  1. Note. Overall fit index. Non-significant factor loadings are italicized
  2. WP within-person, BP between-person, CFI comparative fit index, TLI Tucker-Lewis index, RMSEA root-mean-square-error of approximation, SRMR standardized root-mean-square residual
  3. aIndicators of overall fit