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Table 1 Sum scores

From: Explaining the disability paradox: a cross-sectional analysis of the Swiss general population

Construct Variable specification
Impairment Problems with …
  …vision
  …hearing
  …speaking
  …body mass index (i.e. over 30 or under 16)
  …urinary incontinence
  …defecation
  …feeling weak, tired, or a lack of energy
  …sleeping
  …tachycardia
  Range of sum index: 0-9
Pain Pain in…
  …head
  …chest
  …stomach
  …back
  …hands
  …joints
  Range of sum index: 0-6
Activity & Problems with independently…
participation …walking
limitation …eating
  …getting up from bed or chair
  …dressing
  …using the toilet
  …taking a shower or bath
  …preparing meals
  …using a telephone
  …doing the laundry
  …caring for finances/accounting
  …using public transport
  …doing major household tasks
  …doing shopping
  Range of sum index: 0-13
Social support Having…
  …no feelings of loneliness
  …no feeling of missing someone to turn to
  …at least one supportive family member
  …someone to turn to
  Range of sum index: 0-4
Social network utilization At least weekly…
  …visits from family
  …phone calls with family
  …visits from friends
  …phone calls with friends
  …participation in clubs/associations/parties
  Range of sum index: 0-5
  1. Construction rules of sum indices for functioning (pain, impairment, activity and participation limitation) and social integration (social support and social network utilization) from 37 dichotomous (yes=1/no=0) variables. Reproduced from [15].