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Table 5 Screening performance of the instruments

From: Selection of a quality of life instrument for polio survivors in Northwest Nigeria

Instrument Intent of the instrument Content suitability (reflection of polio survivors’ perspectives) Psychometric properties Feasibility Cross-cultural relevance (item & semantic relevance)
Short-form 36 (SF-36) Health status measure Health (8 items), Social cohesion (2 items), Happiness (2 items), Feeling independent (2 items) Internal consistency, Reliability, Content validity, Construct validity, Criterion validity, Responsiveness Comprehensive, Profile scores, Index score,
Self-administered, and Requires permission for use, Completion time (10 min)
Semantic relevance
Nottingham health profile (NHP) Health status measure Employment (1 item), Health (1 item), Social cohesion (6 items), Self-value (2 items), Feeling independent (2 items) Internal consistency, Reliability, Construct validity, Responsiveness Comprehensive, Profile scores, Index score,
Self-administered, and Requires permission for use, Completion time (10 min)
Semantic relevance
Quality of life index (QLI) Quality of life measure Accessibility (1 item), Education (1 item), Employment (2 items), Financial stability (1 item), Health (3 items), Social cohesion (8 items), Happiness (5 items), Spirituality (1 item), Self-value (1 item), Physical appearance (2 items), Feeling independent (3 items) Internal consistency, Reliability, Content validity, Construct validity, Criterion validity Comprehensive, Profile scores, Index score,
Self-administered, and Requires permission for use, Completion time (10 min)
Item relevance, Semantic relevance.
EuroQol-5D (EQD5) Health status measure Feeling independent (2 items) Internal consistency, Reliability, Construct validity, Criterion validity, Responsiveness Comprehensive, Index score,
Self-administered, and Requires permission for use, Completion time (5 min)
Semantic relevance
Kaasa’s questionnaire (KQ) Quality of life measure Social cohesion (2 items), Happiness (2 items), Self-value (3 items), Feeling independent (2 items) Internal consistency, Content validity, Construct validity Comprehensive, Profile scores,
Self-administered, and Requires permission for use, Completion time (not available)
Item relevance, Semantic relevance
Quality of life profile (QP) Quality of life measure Accessibility (1 item), Education (1 item), Employment (2 items), Financial stability (1 item), Social cohesion (8 items), Happiness (1 item), Self-value (1 item), Feeling independent (1 item) Content validity Comprehensive, Profile scores,
Self/User administered, and Requires permission for use, Completion time (not available)
Item relevance, Semantic relevance
World Health Organization quality of life questionnaire- Brief (WHOQOLBREF) Quality of life measure Accessibility (2 items), Employment (1 item), Financial stability (1 item), Health (3 items), Social cohesion (2 items), Happiness (item), Self-value (1 item), Physical appearance (1 tem), Feeling independent (2 items) Internal consistency, Reliability, Content validity, Construct validity, Responsiveness Comprehensive, Profile scores,
Self-administered, and Requires permission for use, Completion time (15 min)
Item relevance, Semantic relevance
Comprehensive quality of life scale (CQS) Quality of life measure Accessibility (2 items), Education (1 item), Employment (1 item), Financial stability (1 item), Health (2 items), Social cohesion (9 items), Happiness (2 items) Internal consistency, Reliability, Construct validity Comprehensive, Profile scores,
User-administered, and Requires permission for use, Completion time (45 min)
Item relevance, Semantic relevance
Satisfaction with life scale (SWLS) Life satisfaction measure Satisfaction of needs (1 item) Internal consistency, Reliability, Construct validity Comprehensive, Index score,
Self-administered, and Requires permission for use, Completion time (5 min)
Semantic relevance
Swedish health-related quality of life questionnaire (SWED-QUAL) Health status measure Health (8 items), Social cohesion (9 items), Feeling independent (8 items) Internal consistency, Content validity, Construct validity Comprehensive, Profile scores, Inexpensive,
Self-administered, and Requires permission for use, Completion time (15 min)
Semantic relevance
Short-form 12 (SF-12) Health status measure Health (5 items), Social cohesion (2 items), Happiness (1 item), Feeling independent (3 items) Internal consistency, Reliability, Construct validity, Criterion validity Comprehensive, Profile scores, Index score,
Self-administered, and Requires permission for use, Completion time (5 min)
Semantic relevance