Table 4

Concurrent validity of the HSCS-PS assessed by Spearman correlations between original HSCS-PS domains and two additional domains (n=4546)†

HSCS-PS domainsGeneral healthBehaviour
Vision0.04 (−0.003 to 0.094)0.02 (−0.011 to 0.060)
Hearing0.09 * (0.039 to 0.143)0.04 (−0.002 to 0.085)
Speech0.08* (0.047 to 0.111)0.09* (0.059 to 0.126)
Mobility0.13* (0.066 to 0.187)0.06* (0.015 to 0.106)
Dexterity0.11* (0.038 to 0.178)0.07* (0.013 to 0.129)
Self-care0.09* (0.051 to 0.129) 0.17* (0.129 to 0.218)
Emotion0.00 (−0.016 to 0.033) 0.16* (0.088 to 0.221)
Learning and remembering0.11* (0.051 to 0.178) 0.16* (0.091 to 0.228)
Thinking and problem solving0.11* (0.056 to 0.176) 0.18* (0.123 to 0.245)
Pain and discomfort 0.21* (0.161 to 0.250) 0.08* (0.040 to 0.109)
  • Values presented in this table are values of Spearman correlation coefficient (CC) and 95% CI of Spearman’s CC.

  • † Correlations with predefined related general health/behaviour are in italics; other (spurious) are in standard font.

  • * When (a) 95% CI is not ‘across 0’; and (b) p value <0.05, the correlation coefficient was regarded as statistically significant.

  • HSCS-PS, Health Status Classification System-Preschool.