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Table 3 Importance Ratings of Health Related Quality of Life Domains

From: Psychometric validation of a Saudi Arabian version of the sf-36v2 health survey and norm data for Saudi Arabia

Domain Not at all Important Not Quite Important Quite Important Very Important Important
Total
Function (i.e. what a person is able to do) 0% 0% 5% 94% 99%
Having a lot of energy 0% 0% 11% 89% 100%
Ability to carry out daily activities 3% 0% 14% 83% 97%
Feelings and emotions 0% 0% 17% 83% 100%
Physically functioning 1% 0% 17% 82% 99%
Being free from pain 4% 0% 23% 73% 96%
Being a happy person 1% 0% 26% 73% 99%
Change in health 3% 0% 29% 68% 97%
Not feeling tired 5% 0% 33% 62% 95%
Social functioning 2% 0% 42% 56% 98%
Subjective health perception 2% 0% 45% 53% 98%
Additional Reported Domainsa Eating (habits and enjoyment) 72%
Sexual function 56%
Sleep 55%
Travel (for pleasure and religious) 53%
Environment (housing, hygiene, pollution) 39%
Finance 25%
Religion (relationship with God/spirituality/personal/life attitude) 22%
Others: health status, the presence and quality of health services, relaxations and free time, success at work 19%
  1. aPatient were asked “Apart from the domains mentioned above, please list all other HRQOL domains that you think are important.” results reported here as frequency of reporting of additional domains