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Table 4 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 2-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

  Subscale Baseline SF-36 Daily SF-36
Variable WP BP WP BP
Physical summary component   - - - -
 Vigorous Physical Functioning - .62 .25 .73
 Moderate Physical Functioning - .79 .50 .90
 Climb several Physical Functioning - .83 .46 .91
 Climb one Physical Functioning - .75 .69 .84
 Bending Physical Functioning - .68 .42 .77
 Walk mile Physical Functioning - .86 .42 .94
 Walk several blocks Physical Functioning - .79 .64 .91
 Walk one block Physical Functioning - .64 .66 .73
 Bathing Physical Functioning - .49 .58 .48
 Cut down Physical Role Limitations - .54 .37 .63
 Accomplished Physical Role Limitations - .60 .31 .74
 Limited Physical Role Limitations - .67 .32 .75
 Magnitude Bodily Pain - .80 .38 .75
 Interfere Bodily Pain - .67 .58 .83
 In general/Today General Health - .58 .41 .64
 Last year/Yesterday General Health - .25 .30 -.25
 Easier General Health - .34 - -
 Healthy General Health - .45 - -
 Worse General Health - .40 - -
 Excellent General Health - .63 - -
Mental summary component
 Cut down Emotional Role Limitations - .58 .63 .68
 Accomplished Emotional Role Limitations - .59 .58 .63
 Not careful Emotional Role Limitations - .55 .51 .60
 Pep Vitality - .73 .62 .87
 Energy Vitality - .59 .60 .91
 Worn-out Vitality - .57 .50 .88
 Tired Vitality - .54 .42 .91
 Nervous Mental Health - .49 .34 .39
 Dumps Mental Health - .69 .32 .23
 Calm Mental Health - .61 .46 .65
 Blue Mental Health - .60 .46 .52
 Happy Mental Health - .61 .48 .67
 Extent Social Functioning - .81 .61 .80
 Time Social Functioning - .82 .40 .74
Goodness of fit
 CFIa   .65 .43
 TLIa   .62 .40
 RMSEAa   .12 .08
 SRMR   - .11 .10 .17
  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