Table 6

Reliability and validity studies of mental health estimates
First author (year) Focus of research Research findings
Andresen (2003) Reliability test/retest of quality of life measures among Missouri respondents Overall health (k= .75)
Poor physical health days (k= .71)
Poor mental health days (k= .67)
Limited activity days (k= .57)
Healthy days (k= .75)
Frequent mental distress (k= .58)
Frequent physical distress (k= .64)
Kapp (2009) Test/retest of quality of life measures among cancer survivors and other respondents Physical distress(k=.72)
Activity limitation (k=.75)
Social and emotional support (k=.57)
Life satisfaction (k=.61)
Pain (k=.75)
General health (k=.65)

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