Findings on happiness in Caligiuri et al. (2012): study CA 2000

Publication
Author(s)Caligiuri, S; Lengyel, C.O.; Tate, R. B.
TitleChanges in food group consumption and associations with self-rated diet, health, life satisfaction, and menatl and physical functioning over 5 years in very old Canadian men: The Manitoba follow up study
SourceThe Journal of Nutrition, Health & Aging, 2012, 16 (8) 707-712
URLhttps://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/labs/articles/23076513/#affiliation-1
DOIDOI: 10.1007/s12603-012-0055-7
Investigation
Public79 + aged men, Canada, followed 5 years, 200-2005
 World war 2 veterans; air force recruits 1948
Last assesment2005
Survey nameUS-Manitoba Follow-Up Study 2000-2005
SampleSampling not reported
Respondents N =2061
 Among these, community-dwelling men, 87% (736) responded in 2005 and had a 2000 survey.
Non ResponseNot available
AssesmentQuestionnaire: web
 The SAQ's were mailed to all participants to obtain information on self reported food group consumption, functional abilities, physical limitations, self-rated health, self-rated diet, and life satisfaction.
Happiness measure(s) used
Full textSelfreport on single question: How would you describe your satisfaction with life in general at present......? 1 bad 2 poor 3 fair 4 good 5 excellent
ClassificationO-SLW-c-sq-v-5-t
Author's labellife satisfaction
Page in publication709
RemarksFull distribution on scale 1-5 not reported, since options 1 and 2 were collapsed. Means and standard deviations on reduced 1-4 scale are 2000: M = 2,5 , 2005: M = 2,5
Finding used in
nation ranks
Yes

Correlational findings

Author's labelSubject Code
Finding
Subject description
Change in food consupmtionH12aa02Change in health-behavior
Change in food consupmtionN15aa02Change in nutrition, also classified as above ↑
Change in Life SatisfactionH04ab02Actual changes in happiness
Change in Life SatisfactionA04aa01Ageing, also classified as above ↑