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Table 3 Comparison of the mean row scores of healthy lifestyle questionnaire for elderly by health status (the known-groups comparison)

From: Development and psychometric evaluation of the healthy lifestyle questionnaire for elderly (heal)

  Very good/Good (n = 153) Fair (n = 174) Poor/Very poor (n = 63) P
Mean (SD) Mean (SD) Mean (SD)
Personal health and hygiene 8.96 (0.82) 8.88 (0.78) 8.78 (0.96) 0.05
Performing life tasks independently 10.75 (2.92) 10.58 (3.01) 9.79 (3.04) 0.01
Sport 6.92 (1.92) 6.40 (1.90) 5.66 (1.94) .0001
Nutrition 30.09 (4.10) 29.38 (3.48) 27.76 (4.27) 0.001
Mental Health 18.85 (3.16) 18.63 (3.12) 18.01 (3.29) 0.03
Observing safety and health advice 31.30 (4.06) 31.09 (3.40) 30.26 (3.81) 0.03
Social and family relations 8.67 (1.33) 8.32 (1.32) 7.69 (1.47) 0.0001
Spiritual and religious activities 21.09 (4.11) 20.40 (3.52) 17.46 (3.70) 0.0001
Total scale 133.34 (13.99) 133.73 (11.86) 125.46 (13.14) 0.0001