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Table 2 Exploratory factor analysis solutions across studies validating the Flanagan Quality of Life Scale

From: Examining the factorial validity of the Quality of Life Scale

SubjectsSample 1Sample 2Sample 3
1. Material comforts home, food, conveniences, financial security…RMWPWSB*MWBPD*
2. Health – being physically fit and vigorous…HFAPPSCC*
3. Relationships with parents, siblings & other relatives – communicating, visiting, helping…RMWROIR
4. Having and raising children…RMWROIR
5. Relationships with spouse or significant other…RMWROIR*
6. Close friends…RMWROIR
7. Helping and encouraging others, volunteering, giving advice…PSCCPWSB*IR
8. Participating in organizations and public affairs…PSCCPWSBPSCC*
9. Learning – attending school, improving understanding, getting additional knowledge…PSCCPWSBPSCC
10. Understanding yourself – knowing your assets and limitations – knowing what life is about…PSCC!PWSBMWBPD
11. Work – job or in home…HFAP*MWBPD
12. Expressing yourself creatively…PSCCPWSBMWBPD
13. Socializing – meeting other people, doing things, parties, etc.….PSCCPWSB$PSCC*
14. Reading, listening to music, or observing entertainment…PSCCPWSB$PSCC*
15. Participating in active recreation…HFAPPSCC*
16. Independence, doing for yourself…HFAPMWBPD#
  1. Factor Names: RMW Relationships and Material Well-being; PSCC Personal, Social, and Community Commitment; HF Health and Functioning; PSWB Personal and Social Well-being; RO Relationship with Others; AP Active Participation; MWBPD Material Well-being and Personal Development; IR Interpersonal relationships. Other Abbreviations and Symbols: NI Item Not Included in Analysis; DNF Item Did Not Factor; * = Item had substantial cross-loading (i.e., ≥ .30, but ≤ .44) on another factor; # = Item had extreme cross-loading (i.e., ≥ .45) on another factor. $ = Item had substantial cross-loadings (i.e., ≥ .30) on two other factors; ^ = authors did not provide cross-loading values;! = Item in factor but loading was less than .35. Sample 1 = 140 Spanish women with fibromyalgia(15); Sample 2= 113 Swedish women with fibromyalgia(12); Sample 3 = 146 German patients with fibromyalgia(14)