- 80+ aged patients 2 months after hospitalization, USA, 1994
- N = 493
- Non Response:
- Interview: telephone (CATI)
- Authors's Label
- Dependence in self-care activities
- Our Classification
- N:. 1= 217. 2=132. 3=144
Number of dependent activities of daily living:
Selfreport of inability to perform self-care activities using a modified version of the Katz activities of daily living scale.(Katz et al. "A measure of primary socio-biological functions".)
This scale asked patients whether they could currently complete activities, such as bathing, dressing, or eating without the assistance of another person.
Observed Relation with Happiness
2. M=2.79 SD= .95
3. M=2.50 SD= .96
"good or better" versus
"fair or worse"