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Table 5 Multitrait-multimethod matrix. Pearson correlation coefficients between the WHODAS-2 and the SF-36 scores.

From: Validation of the "World Health Organization Disability Assessment Schedule, WHODAS-2" in patients with chronic diseases

  WHODAS-2
   Understanding & Communicating Getting around Self Care Getting along with people Life activities: household Life activities: work or school Participation in society Global
SF-36 Physical Functioning -0.13 -0.75 -0.40 -0.15 -0.61 -0.41 -0.55 -0.55
  Role Physical -0.05 -0.46 -0.19 -0.03 -0.47 -0.34 -0.44 -0.36
  Role Emotional -0.33 -0.42 -0.33 -0.31 -0.45 -0.45 -0.50 -0.53
  Social Functioning -0.38 -0.49 -0.44 -0.44 -0.48 -0.50 -0.63 -0.65
  Mental Health -0.50 -0.36 -0.42 -0.49 -0.38 -0.44 -0.54 -0.60
  Bodily Pain -0.14 -0.38 -0.17 -0.05 -0.32 -0.174 -0.33 -0.29
  Vitality -0.45 -0.45 -0.40 -0.42 -0.43 -0.36 -0.51 -0.57
  General Health -0.38 -0.42 -0.33 -0.37 -0.35 -0.33 -0.49 -0.51
  1. Correlations expected to be high or moderate are shown in bold type letter.
  2. Pearson coefficients are negative because the two instruments scores, have the opposite direction.
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