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Table 3 Correlation between the HSTCM and WHOQOL-BREF domains

From: Further validation of the Health Scale of Traditional Chinese Medicine (HSTCM)

HSTCM domains WHOQOL-BREF domains
Physical Psychological Social Environmental
PFNE -0.55 -0.41 -0.37 -0.31
SP -0.71 -0.70 -0.53 -0.47
SE -0.49 -0.47 -0.32 -0.32
Overall HSTCM -0.68 -0.62 -0.47 -0.43
  1. All correlations are significant at the 0.001 level (2-tailed).
  2. In the HSTCM, a higher score means poorer health; in the WHOQOL-BREF, a higher value means better health.