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Table 4 Characteristics of subscales in SWED-QUAL 1.0

From: Effect of traditional yoga, mindfulness–based cognitive therapy, and cognitive behavioral therapy, on health related quality of life: a randomized controlled trial on patients on sick leave because of burnout

Subscale No. of items Description
Physical wellbeing   
  Physical functioning 7 Extent to which health interferes with ability to perform physical activities (e.g., heavy manual work, sports, climbing stairs, dressing)
  Satisfaction with physical functioning 1 Satisfaction with physical ability to do what wanted
  Pain, frequency and intensity 6 Pain frequency, intensity and interference with activities of daily life (ADL), sleep and mood
  Role limitation due to physical health 3 Extent to which physical problems interfere with ADL
Emotional wellbeing   
  Role limitation due to emotional health 3 Extent to which emotional problems interfere with ADL
  Positive affect 6 Is a happy person, felt liked, emotionally in harmony, much to look forward to
  Negative affect 6 Felt nervous, tense, down, sad, impatient, annoyed
Cognitive function 6 Concentration, memory, capacity to take decisions, confusion
Sleep 7 Problems with sleep initiation and maintenance, sleep adequacy and somnolence
General Health perceptions 8 Health: prior and current, overall rating of health, immune defense, health worries
Satisfaction with family functioning 4 Satisfaction with family life in terms of cohesiveness, amount of support and understanding, amount of talking things over, overall happiness with family life
Satisfaction with partner functioning 6 Relation to spouse (or person felt closest to) in terms of saying anything wanted, sharing feelings, feeling close, being supportive
Sexual functioning 5 Interest in sex, capability to enjoy sex, having orgasm(w), getting and keeping erection(m)