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Table 2 Goodness of fit values for Model 1 and 2, standardized regression weights for the items in Model 1 and 2 and descriptive data for the items in Model 1

From: Quality of life of older people in nursing homes in China–evaluation and application of the Chinese version of the life satisfaction questionnaire

  Model fit summary
  Model 1 Model 2
Chi-square (df) p-value 1395.6 (467) < 0.001 1484.9 (460) < 0.001
Chi-square/df 2.99 3.23
CFI 0.901 0.890
RMSEA (90 CIs) 0.069 (0.065;0.073) 0.073 (0.069; 0.077)
Items Factor loading Mean (SD) Median (Q1;Q3)
Model 1 Model 2 Model 1
1. Tiredness 0.764 0.739 4.6 (1.7) 5 (3;6)
2. Lack of fitness 0.815 0.787 4.7 (1.7) 5 (3;6)
3. Sleep disturbances 0.507 0.484 4.4 (1.9) 4 (3;6)
4. Loss of appetite 0.553 0.543 4.8 (1.8) 5 (4;7)
5. Diarrhoea 0.618 0.600 5.7 (1.6) 6 (5;7)
6. Constipation 0.630 0.608 5.2 (1.8) 5 (4;7)
7. Dizziness 0.668 0.676 4.8 (1.8) 5 (3;7)
8. Palpitation of the heart 0.719 0.700 5.3 (1.6) 5 (4;7)
9. Breathing difficulties 0.696 0.702 5.5 (1.6) 6 (4;7)
10. Muscular weakness 0.765 0.767 4.7 (1.8) 5 (3;6)
11. Pain 0.697 0.725 4.6 (1.7) 4 (3;6)
12. Nausea 0.708 0.737 5.6 (1.5) 6 (4;7)
13. How do you perceive overall health? 0.637 0.646 4.4 (1.3) 4 (4;5)
14. If you are not gainfully employed, how happy are you with your life situation? 0.856 0.853 5.0 (1.3) 5 (4;6)
15. Describe your financial situation 0.751 0.753 4.8 (1.3) 4 (4;6)
16. Are you happy with where you live? 0.773 0.773 5.2 (1.3) 5 (4;6)
17. How active have you been during the past week? 0.658 0.676 4.5 (1.2) 4 (4;5)
How do you feel about your activities (i.e. what you have done) during the past week? To what extent have your activities been: (18-23)
18. Fun/stimulating 0.919 0.813 4.4 (1.6) 4 (3;6)
19. Interesting 0.970 0.881 4.3 (1.6) 4 (3;5)
20. Creative 0.615 0.636 3.4 (1.7) 3 (2;5)
21. Independent 0.588 0.556 4.4 (1.7) 5 (3;6)
22. Useful 0.856 0.826 4.3 (1.6) 4 (3;5)
23. Meaningful 0.811 0.779 3.9 (1.8) 4 (3;5)
How do you experience your relationships with other people? Choose and assess a significant person from your family, to what extent do you feel the relationship is:
24. Emotionally satisfying 0.899 0.902 4.8 (1.8) 5 (4;6)
25. Interesting/exciting 0.913 0.914 4.7 (1.8) 5 (4;6)
26. Meaningful 0.942 0.941 4.5 (1.8) 5 (3;6)
27. Independent 0.383 0.369 4.3 (1.8) 5 (3;6)
28. Changeable 0.177 0.188 3.0 (1.8) 3 (1;4)
Choose and assess a significant person from among your friends. To what extent do you feel the relationship is:
29. Emotionally satisfying 0.892 0.890 4.4 (1.7) 5 (3;6)
30. Interesting/exciting 0.941 0.941 4.3 (1.8) 4 (3;6)
31. Meaningful 0.951 0.949 4.3 (1.7) 4 (3;5)
32. Independent 0.547 0.526 4.1 (1.8) 4 (3;5)
33. Changeable 0.282 0.279 2.8 (1.7) 3 (1;4)
  1. Abbreviations: df Degrees of freedom, CFI Comparative Fit Index, RMSEA Root Mean Square Error of Approximation, CIs Confidence Intervals, SD Standard Deviation, Q Quartile