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Table 1 Dimensions selected by KS experts (N = 19) as most important for QoL of patients with KS

From: Development and preliminary evaluation of the QUALIKO: an observational quality of life instrument for patients with Korsakoff’s syndrome

Dimension Number of caregivers (%)a
Care relationship 18 (94.7%)
Feeling at home 16 (84.2%)
Meaningful activity 14 (73.7%)
Autonomy 13 (68.4%)
Positive self-image 13 (68.4%)
Positive affect 8 (42.1%)
Restless tense behavior 6 (31.6%)
Activities / hobbies 4 (21.1%)
Acceptance of KS and associated limitations 3 (15.8%)
Physical health 2 (10.5%)
Degree of limitations caused by KS 1 (5.3%)
Mobility 1 (5.3%)
Social relations / social support 1 (5.3%)
Work 1 (5.3%)
Symptoms of depression 0
Symptoms of anxiety 0
Sleep disturbances 0
Aggression / irritability 0
Material issues 0
Religiousness 0
  1. a Each KS expert was asked to select a maximum of 5 dimensions, but some caregivers selected more dimensions. KS Korsakoff syndrome