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Table 3 Correlation coefficients (Spearman’s rho) for SF-36v1 domains and individual items of VascuQoL-6 at baseline (n = 171)

From: Validation of the Vascular quality of life questionnaire – 6 for clinical use in patients with lower limb peripheral arterial disease

  Item 1 Item 2 Item 3 Item 4 Item 5 Item 6  
SF-36 Activity Symptoms (weakness) Activity (walking) Emotional (concern) Social activities Pain VQ6 SUM
Physical functioning 0,536 0.520 0.489 0.308 0.586 0.355 0.643
Physical role 0.527 0.473 0.334 0.276 0.458 0.375 0.563
Bodily pain 0.464 0.492 0.339 0.328 0.479 0.441 0.586
General health 0.314 0.278 0.279 0.307 0.322 0.126* 0.388
Vitality 0.370 0.413 0.218 0.310 0.403 0.232** 0.461
Social functioning 0.422 0.340 0.376 0.408 0.528 0.327 0.566
Emotional role 0.386 0.336 0.245 0.322 0.449 0.333 0.493
Mental health 0.360 0.296 0.276 0.412 0.435 0.242 0.473
Physical component score 0.497 0.475 0.422 0.237** 0.447 0.319 0.555
Mental component score 0.374 0.319 0.252 0.401 0.469 0.289 0.502
  1. p ≤ 0.01, *p = 0.104. **p = 0.002