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Table 3 Correlations WHOQOL-OLD (facets, total) with WHOQOL-BREF, SF-12, TFI, and ESLS.a, b and (Cronbach’s alpha) reliabilities of subscales

From: Psychometric properties of the Dutch WHOQOL-OLD

  Cronbach’s alpha Sensory abilities Autonomy Past, present and future activities Social participation
WHOQOL-BREF      
Physical health .841 .409 .507 .518 .542
Psychological .758 .336 .536 .676 .585
Social relations .611 .178 .344 .526 .459
Environmental .792 .361 .576 .595 .517
SF-12      
Physical component summary .859 .387 .427 .413 .430
Mental component summary .779 .385 .484 .536 .559
TFI      
Physical .673 −.509 −.367 −.344 −.377
Psychological .567 −.262 −.354 −.434 −.365
Social .506 −.119 −.105 −.307 −.284
ESLS      
Emotional loneliness .704 −.131 −.168 −.338 −.319
Social loneliness .744 −.170 −.282 −.432 −.416
  Death and dying Intimacy WHOQOL-OLD total   
WHOQOL-BREF      
Physical health .261 .283 .621   
Psychological .308 .434 .709   
Social relations .204 .536 .563   
Environmental .246 .352 .647   
SF-12      
Physical component summary .199 .214 .510   
Mental component summary .261 .350 .637   
TFI      
Physical −.183 −.206 −.498   
Psychological −.332 −.287 −.511   
Social −.137 −.563 −.398   
ESLS      
Emotional loneliness −.105 −.670 −.451   
Social loneliness −.126 −.442 −.465   
  1. SF-12 Short Form Health Survey (SF-12), TFI Tilburg Frailty Indicator, ESLS Emotional and Social Loneliness Scale
  2. a All p < .001
  3. b Correlations expected to be high are printed in bold