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Table 3 Construct validity of Nor-SWAL-QOL and Short Form 36 in oropharyngeal dysphagia group (n = 102)

From: Cultural adaptation and validation of the Norwegian version of the swallowing quality of life questionnaire (SWAL-QOL)

Nor-SWAL-QOLSF-36
Physical functioningRole physicalBodily painGeneral healthVitalitySocial functioningRole emotionalMental health
Burden0.190.36*0.230.320.330.38*0.200.30
Food selection0.140.38*0.310.41*0.38*0.39*0.140.31
Eating duration0.300.230.190.280.200.260.290.22
Eating desire0.230.170.150.280.280.230.160.36*
Fear of eating0.220.200.280.300.210.150.140.29
Sleep0.130.310.42*0.52**0.43*0.42**0.280.36*
Fatigue0.230.42*0.51**0.65**0.71**0.43**0.240.49**
Communication0.250.310.030.020.120.270.140.14
Mental Health0.180.270.210.36*0.39*0.310.210.49**
Social functioning0.260.47**0.280.330.36*0.60**0.200.38*
Symptom frequency battery0.190.38*0.280.250.140.270.270.10
  1. Spearman’s rho values are presented. Significant Spearman’s rho correlations are shown in bold print
  2. The Bonferroni-corrected thresholds for statistical significance was set at 0.05/88 = 0.00057(*) and 0.001/88 = 0.000011(**)