ct the outcome of the subject answer that was able to strike a balance that can be viewed through the physical, psychological, social, environmental and general area. The expectation is that the behaviors associated with SOCQ show a positive association with each of the quality of life dimensions. The results were similar to those found in the implementation of Resilience Scale, they were not high enough to characterize the strong convergent validity, although there was an overlap of items.

Here is some difficulty in carrying out this psychometric analysis, depending on the model SOC, according to the authors, Baltes et al. (2005) consider that QSOC is a differentiated and conceptually unique instrument without equivalent. Given the results of convergent analysis, it is necessary to make other associations with other instruments and the result may be the same or different to that found with the resilience scale and WHOQOL-BREF.

5. Conclusions

Although it has been used strong methodological rigor in the analyses presented here, these are the first steps of verifying the evaluation results of the Brazilian instrument. It is recommended to check the applicability of the questionnaire in several Brazilian cities and in public diversified elderly on the heterogeneity of the aging process with a higher concentration of subjects with the same characteristics, that is, both in terms of education, socioeconomic level, specificity in certain type of disease as a profession, marital status.

The process of determining the validity of a scale or measuring instrument is continuous and may extend for years with final validation achieved after several studies using different methodological approaches. It is also recommended that other scholars are engaged in analysis of existing measuring instruments for the improvement of QSOC and subsequent psychometric comparisons.

It is noteworthy that there are advantages in using self-report scales, such as QSOC, mainly for its ease of application and low cost does not require prior exhaustive training application. However, perhaps an abbreviated Brazilian version is advantageous possibility for easier filling and lower demand application time.

Conflicts of Interest

The authors declare no conflicts of interest.


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