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Table 2 Reliability (Cronbach’s alpha) of six facets of WHOQOL-OLD, items’ contribution to reliability (corrected item-total correlation), and factor loadings in the 6-factor model

From: Psychometric properties of the Dutch WHOQOL-OLD

WHOQOL-OLD facet Cronbach’s alpha Items no. Item text Corrected item total correlation Factor loading
I: Sensory abilities .888 1 Impairments to senses affect daily life .780 .750
2 Loss of sensory abilities affect participation in activities .822 .782
10 Problems with sensory functioning affect ability to interact .725 .658
20 Rate sensory functioning .703 .548
II: Autonomy .656 3 Freedom to make own decisions .482 .274
4 Feel in control of your future .483 .522
5 People around you are respectful of your freedom .440 .351
11 Able to do things you’d like to .409 .576
III: Past, present and future activities .674 12 Satisfied with opportunities to continue archiving .407 .459
13 Received the recognition you deserve in life .490 .419
15 Satisfied with what you’ve achieved in life .494 .401
19 Happy with things to look forward to .438 .382
IV: Social participation .804 14 Have enough to do each day .522 .495
16 Satisfied with the way you use your time .689 .581
17 Satisfied with level of activity .704 .611
18 Satisfied with opportunity to participate in community .577 .580
V: Death and dying .823 6 Concerned about the way you will die .707 .722
7 Afraid of not being able to control death .691 .858
8 Scared of dying .632 .681
9 Fear pain before death .576 .623
VI: Intimacy .909 21 Feel a sense of companionship in life .712 .617
22 Experience love in your life .819 .717
23 Opportunities to love .815 .798
24 Opportunities to be loved .829 .833