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Table 4 The Pearson correlations between the WHOQOL-BREF and the SF-36* (n = 95)

From: Psychometric properties of the Iranian interview-administered version of the World Health Organization's Quality of Life Questionnaire (WHOQOL-BREF): A population-based study

  Physical health Psychological health Social relationships Environmental health
Bodily pain 0.57 0.19 0.10 0.31
General health 0.64 0.43 0.21 0.42
Vitality 0.65 0.58 0.29 0.47
Physical functioning 0.47 0.38 0.21 0.33
Role physical 0.55 0.32 0.18 0.33
Mental health 0.50 0.56 0.27 0.38
Role emotional 0.52 0.52 0.08 0.46
Social functioning 0.67 0.49 0.33 0.47
  1. *: Weak correlation (r ≤ 0.45); moderate correlation (0.45 < r < 0.70); strong correlation (r ≥ 70).