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Revista médica de Chile

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URZUA M, Alfonso  e  NAVARRETE, Mauricio. Factor analysis of abbreviated versions of the WHOQoL-Old in Chilean older people. Rev. méd. Chile [online]. 2013, vol.141, n.1, pp.28-33. ISSN 0034-9887.  http://dx.doi.org/10.4067/S0034-98872013000100004.

Background: The increase in elderly population demands the needfor new health measures that are reliable and valid. Aim: To compare the factor structure of the Quality ofLife Scale WHOQoL-Old ofthe World Health Organization with the three proposed abbreviated versions ofthe scale. Material and Methods: We performed confirmatory factor analysis on data collectedfrom 804 older people, aged 70 ± 6 years (66% females). Results: One of the unifactorial models that incorporate six questions had goodness offit values greater than 0.95 in the non-normed fit index and below .05 in the root-mean square error of approximation. Conclusions: The abbreviated version tested is a valid and reliable questionnaire to be used in Chilean older people.

Palavras-chave : Aged; Evaluation; Quality of Life; Studies as topic.

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