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Table 9 Correlations between AARC-10 SF and measures of self-perceptions of aging, mental and physical health

From: International relevance of two measures of awareness of age-related change (AARC)

Correlational evidence of validity of the AARC-10 SF
  AARC-10 SF Gains AARC-10 SF Losses
  Pearson’s r [95% CI] p-value Pearson’s r [95% CI] p-value
Felt age .10 [.08, .12] < .001 −.27 [−.29, −.25] < .001
CIDI-Lifetime depressive symptoms .07 [.05, .09] < .001 .13 [.12, .16] < .001
CIDI-Lifetime anxiety symptoms .04 [.02, .06] < .001 .16 [.14, .18] < .001
GAD-7 −.03 [−.05, −.01] .01 .21 [.19, .23] .01
PHQ-9 −.08 [−.10, −.06] < .001 .32 [.30, .34] < .001
IADL −.03 [−.05, −.01] < .001 .23 [.21, .24] < .001
Perceived health .09 [.08, .12] < .001 −.44 [−.46, −.43] < .001
Digit span −.01 [−.04, .01] .09 −.12 [−.14, −.09] < .0001
Paired associate learning −.01 [−.04, .01] .32 −.11 [−.14, −.09] < .0001
Verbal reasoning −.04 [−.07, −.02] .001 −.15 [−.18, −.13] < .0001
Self-ordered search −.05 [−.08, −.03] < .0001 −.10 [−.12, −.08] < .0001
  Spearman’s ρ   p-value Spearman’s ρ   p-value
ATOA .13   < .0001 −.25   < .0001
  1. AARC-10 SF gains Subscale of the AARC-10 SF assessing AARC gains, AARC-10 SF losses Subscale of the AARC-10 SF assessing AARC losses, Felt age Felt age discrepancy score between participants’ chronological age and the age they feel they are, ATOA Lawton’s attitudes toward own aging 5-item scale, CIDI-Lifetime depressive symptoms Composite international diagnostic interview-depressive symptoms, CIDI-Lifetime anxiety symptoms Composite international diagnostic interview-anxiety symptoms. GAD-7 Generalized anxiety disorder-7, PHQ-9 Patient Health Questionnaire-9, IADL Lawton’s Instrumental activities of daily living scale. Perceived health = Participants rated their own health on a four-point scale ranging from excellent to poor “excellent”, “good”, “fair”, and “poor”