volume 48, issue 1, P63-67 2014
DOI: 10.1590/s0034-8910.2014048004783
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Abstract: OBJECTIVETo compare the reliability and convergent validity of instruments assessing quality of life in Brazilian older adults.METHODSCross-sectional study of 278 literate, community-dwelling older adults attending a municipal university for the elderly in Sao Carlos, SP, Southeastern Brazil between 2006 and 2008. The Brazilian versions of the SF-36 and WHOQOL-BREF instruments to assess quality of life were compared. Cronbach’s alpha coefficient was used to estimate reliability and Pearson’s correlation for co…

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