Findings on happiness in Fang et al. (2002): study TW 1999

Author(s)Fang, C.T.; Chen, M.Y.; Hsiung, P.C.; Wang, J.D.; Yu, C.F.
TitleValidation of the World Health Organizaton Quality of Life Instrument in Patients with HIV Infection.
SourceQuality of Life Research, 2002, Vol. 11, 753 - 762
PublicHIV-infected patients, Taipei, Taiwan, 1999-2000
 HIV infected patients regularly followed up in outpatient clinics. The majority (114 of 136) of the patients were homosexual men.
Survey nameNot available
SampleNon-probability chunk sample
Respondents N =136
Non Response1%
AssesmentQuestionnaire: paper
Happiness measure(s) used
Full textSelfreport on single question: In general, how do you feel in terms of happiness in your current life? 1 very unhappy 2 unhappy 3 moderate 4 happy 5 very happy
Author's labelself evaluated happiness
Page in publication755
Finding used in
nation ranks
 On original range 1 - 5On range 0 - 10
Standard deviation0.82

Scores in12345

Correlational findings

Author's labelSubject Code
Subject description
environmental domainL12ac02aSatisfaction with local facilities
Physical DomainH14ab02cNumber of health complaints
Psychological domainH13ab02bScores on symptom inventories
Social domainI07af02Satisfaction with intimacy