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Table 5 Between-person and within-person correlation coefficients between subscales of the eight-factor solution for the baseline (standard) and daily administrations of the SF-36

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 survey
  Physical functioning Physical role limitations Emotional role limitations Vitality Mental health Social functioning Bodily pain General health
Physical functioning -        
Physical role limitations .64 -       
Emotional role limitations .45 .56 -      
Vitality .46 .53 .47 -     
Mental health .43 .48 .74 .63 -    
Social functioning .50 .71 .60 .67 .78 -   
Bodily pain .80 .65 .50 .53 .53 .57 -  
General health .54 .49 .41 .73 .59 .64 .61 -
  Daily Survey
Physical functioning - .21 .26 .29 .09 .53 .54 .39
Physical role limitations .69 - .34 .42 .11 .49 .53 .37
Emotional role limitations .58 .76 - .42 .42 .58 .34 .45
Vitality .47 .62 .51 - .37 .55 .44 .85
Mental health .34 .44 .68 .69 - .25 .04 .31
Social functioning .56 .78 .79 .64 .61 - .49 .70
Bodily pain .75 .84 .75 .55 .55 .75 - .44
General health .55 .60 .58 .69 .69 .61 .59 -
  1. Note. Between-person correlations are below the diagonal. Within-person correlations are above the diagonal. Non-significant correlations are italicized