Findings on happiness in Holloway & Carson (1998): study GB 1997

Author(s)Holloway, F.; Carson, J.
TitleIntensive Case Management for the Severely Mentally Ill. Controlled Trial.
SourceBritish Journal of Psychiatry, 1998, Vol. 172, 19 - 22
PublicSevere mental patients, London UK, followed 18 month, 1997-98
 35 were randomised to Intensive Clinical case Management (ICM), and 35 to standard care
Survey nameNot available
 ELCCT controled trial study. Same study also reported in HOLLO 1999
SampleNon-probability purposive sample
 Selection criteria were - residence in East Lambeth - 16-64 aged - Diagnois of functional psychosis Referents were sought from consultent psychiatrist, social workers and community psychiatric nursing service.
Respondents N =70
Non ResponseNot available
AssesmentInterview: face-to-face
Happiness measure(s) used
Full textSelfreport on single question, asked twice in interview: How do you feel about your life as a whole......? 7 delighted 6 pleased 5 mostly satisfied 4 mixed 3 mostly dissatisfied 2 unhappy 1 terrible Summation: arithmetic mean Name: Andrews & Withey's "Delighted-Terrible Scale" (original version) Also known as Lehman's 'Global lifesatisfaction'
Author's labelGlobal quality of life
Page in publication19-22
RemarksExperimental intensive treatment: M = 4.25; SD = 1.45. Control group: M = 4.18; SD = 1.45 This question is part of the Lancashire Quality of Life Profile (LQLP)
Finding used in
nation ranks
 On original range 1 - 7On range 0 - 10
Standard deviation1.45

Correlational findings

Author's labelSubject Code
Subject description
Intensive Case ManagementH04ab02Actual changes in happiness
Intensive Case ManagementH16ab02bIntensive guidance, also classified as above ↑