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Table 3 Convergent validity: correlation (Spearman’s r) between the Diabetes Health Profile-18 dimensions and the SF12v2 dimensions

From: Adaptation and psychometric validation of Diabetes Health Profile (DHP-18) in patients with type 2 diabetes in Quito, Ecuador: a cross-sectional study

SF-12v2 dimensions Diabetes Health Profile (DHP-18)
Psychological distress Barriers to activity Disinhibited eating
Physical functioning − 0.268 − 0.316 − 0.322
Role-physical − 0.021 − 0.435 − 0.284
Bodily pain − 0.246 − 0.311 − 0.268
General health − 0.380 − 0.240 − 0.326
Vitality − 0.334 − 0.248 − 0.263
Social functioning − 0.248 − 0.261 − 0.236
Role-emotional − 0.353 − 0.407 − 0.412
Mental health − 0.517 − 0.292 − 0.322
  1. All values were significant with p < 0.05; Values > 0.40 in bold