Table 2

Questionnaire areas with associated variables and references
Area Variable (reference)
Demographic characteristics Gender, age, country of birth, educational level, employment, sick leave/pension
Social life Participation in different organizational and societal activities, possibilities to get emotional and/or financial support [25]
HRQoL EQ 5D-questionnaire: a five-item questionnaire covering five dimensions of health and a visual analogue scale (VAS)
Lifestyle habits 10 questions assessing tobacco use, alcohol consumption, eating habits, physical activity [26]
General health and medication Questions on general health and current use of drugs, modified version [25]
Self-rated mental health (depression) Montgomery-Åsberg Depression Rating Scale (MADRS): 9-item self-assessment version [15,16]
Sense of coherence Antonovsky’s Sense of Coherence Scale: 13-item short version (SOC-13) [22,24]

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