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Table 4 Hypothesised associations for construct validity of ASCOT-Carer, CES and EQ-5D-3 L

From: Measuring the outcomes of long-term care for unpaid carers: comparing the ASCOT-Carer, Carer Experience Scale and EQ-5D-3 L

 Expected different observed?
ASCOT-Carer scores are 0.1 … than EQ-5D-3 L scores
 1.More strongly correlated to CESYes
 2. Less strongly correlated to self-rated healthYes
 3. More strongly correlated to overall QoLYes
 4. More strongly correlated to the SDS choice subscaleYes
 5. More strongly correlated to relationship rewards scaleYes
 6. More strongly correlated to UCLA loneliness subscaleYes
 7. More strongly correlated to frequency of telephone  contact with friends and familyYes
 8. More strongly correlated to frequency of face-to-face contact with friends and familyYes
 9. More strongly correlated to satisfaction with social care servicesYes
ASCOT-Carer scores are 0.1 … than CES scores
 10. More strongly correlated to the SDS choice subscaleYes
 11. Less strongly correlated to relationship rewardsNo
 12. More strongly correlated to the UCLA loneliness subscaleNo
ASCOT-Carer scores are within 0.1 the same correlation with … than CES scores
 13. Overall QoLYes
 14. Self-rated healthYes
 15. Frequency of telephone contact with friends and familyYes
 16. Frequency of face-to-face contact with friends and familyYes
 17. Satisfaction with social care servicesYes