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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