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Correlational findings

Study Jelicic & Kempen (1999): study NL Goningen 1992

Public:
57+ aged, North Netherlands, 1992
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 8723
Non Response:
44,5%
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face
At home

Correlate

Authors's label
Chronic medical conditions
Our Classification
Operationalization
Participants were asked if they had been under treatment in the past 12 month by a family physician or a medical specialist for the following chronic conditions :
- asthma, chronic bronchitis
- pulmonary emphysema
- heart condition
- hypertension
- (consequenses of) stroke
- leg ulcer,stomach ulcer
- liveer disorder
- thyroid gland disorder
- back problems for at least three month or sliped disk
- joint conditions or arthritis
- migraine/chronic headache
- serious dermatologic disorders as psoriasisor eczema
- cancer
- multiple sclerosis
- Parkinson's disease or epilepsie

Scoring:
0: none of these
1: one
2: two
3: three or more

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-SLW-c-sq-n-7-a DM = - p < .001 0: M = 5.86  SD = 1.28
1: M = 5.71  SD = 1.33
2: M = 5.62  SD = 1.26
3: M = 5.39  SD = 1.28
Kruskal-Wallis Test (corrected for ties): Chi-square=108.6019
O-SLW-c-sq-n-7-a DM = - No condition compared to 8 most common conditions
- hypertension             ns
- heart condition          001
- arthritis                001
- back problems            001
- asthma/bronchitus        001
- diabetes                 ns
- dermatological disorder  001
- headache                 001