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Table 5 Initial standardized reintegration scale items and scoring instructions

From: Development and preliminary validation of a post-fistula repair reintegration instrument among Ugandan women

Number Item
1. I am comfortable moving around my house.
2. I am comfortable moving around my community.
3. I am able to make longer trips.
4. I am comfortable with how my self-care needs are met (e.g., dressing, feeding, toileting, bathing)
5. I freely engage in work that is necessary or important to me (such as paid or voluntary work, housework or studying, etc.)
6. I am satisfied with my capacity for work
7. I am satisfied with my capacity to meet my needs and the needs of any dependents.
8. I am able to participate in social and religious activities as I want to (e.g., attending church/mosque services, prayer, community functions/parties)
9. I am comfortable socializing with family, friends and/or acquaintances
10. I have a role in my family which meets my needs (Family means people with whom you live and/or relatives with whom you don’t live but see on a regular basis)
11. I have a role in my family which meets the needs of my family members (Family means people with whom you live and/or relatives with whom you don’t live but see on a regular basis)
12. I am satisfied with the role that I hold in my community.
13. In general, I am comfortable with my personal relationships.
14. In general, I am comfortable with my relationship with my husband/partner.
15. In general, I am comfortable with my relationship with my children.
16. In general, I am comfortable with my relationship with friends/other family members.
17. In general, I am comfortable with myself in the company of others.
18. During the past month, I have often felt down, depressed or hopeless.
19. In general, I feel hope for the future.
20. In general, I am satisfied with myself.
21. In general, I am satisfied with my health.
22. In general, I am satisfied with my life.
  1. Instructions to respondent: The following questions you about your daily activities and feelings. Please indicate how frequently each statement describes you or your situation. (Code: 1 = Always, 2 = Mostly, 3 = Sometimes, 4 = Rarely and 5 = Not at all; indicate NA where relevant)