Table 5

Spearman correlations in the German sample (N=153) of quality of life assessments with age, GCS, time since injury and outcome measures relevant for construct validity

AgeGCSTime since injuryGOSESF-36 PCSSF-36 MCSHADS anxietyHADS depression
QOLIBRI total−0.060.08−0.100.58*0.58*0.64*−0.70*−0.78*
SWLS0.080.05−0.030.45* **0.38* ***0.54*−0.51* ***−0.70*
QoL-VAS0.* ***0.43*0.49*−0.41* ***−0.54* ***
  • *p<0.001. Steiger's t test (two-tailed) for a difference with the QOLIBRI-OS correlation: **p<0.05, *** p<0.01.

  • GCS, Glasgow Coma Scale; GOSE, Extended Glasgow Outcome Scale; HADS, Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale; MCS, Mental Component Score; PCS, Physical Component Score; QOLIBRI-OS, Quality of Life after Brain Injury Overall Scale; QoL-VAS, Quality of Life Visual Analogue Scale; SF-36, Short-Form-36; SWLS, Satisfaction With Life Scale.