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Table 1 KDQOL-SFTM and the subscales

From: Educational supportive group therapy and the quality of life of hemodialysis patients

KDQOL-SF™ Number of Items Cronbach ‘s Alpha
ESRD-targeted area
 Symptom/Problem list(S/PL) 12 0.92
 Effects of kidney disease (EKD) 8 0.89
 Burden of kidney disease (BKD) 4 0.86
 Work Status (WS) 2 0.71
 Cognitive function (CF) 3 0.74
 Quality of social interaction (QSI) 3 0.77
 Sexual function (SexF) 2 0.92
 Sleep (S) 4 0.77
 Social support (SS) 2 0.76
 Dialysis staff encouragement (DSE) 2 0.81
 Patient satisfaction (PS) 1  
36 items of health survey (SF-36)
 Physical functioning (PF) 10 0.93
 Role-Physical limitation (RPL) 4 0.89
 Pain 2 0.88
 General health (GH) 5 0.74
 Emotional well-being (EW) 5 0.73
 Role-emotional limitation (REL) 3 0.79
 Social function (SocF) 2 0.82
 Energy/fatigue (E/F) 4 0.79