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Correlational findings

Study Ostir et al. (2006): study US 2001

Public:
40+ orthopedic patients, 3 month after discharge, USA, 2002
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 3751
Non Response:
228
Assessment:
Interview: telephone (CATI)
by nurses

Correlate

Authors's label
Change in functional independence
Our Classification
Operationalization
Functional Independence Measure (FIM): 18 item self report measure of basic daily living skills in six domains:
- self-care
- sphincter control
- mobility
- locomotion
- communication
- social cognition
All 18 items are score into one of seven levels of function ranging from complete dependence(level 1) to complete independence(level 7)

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-SQL-u-sq-v-4-b OR = 1.08 T2 happines by T1-T2 CHANGE in functional independance controling for:
-age
-gender
-mental status
-race
-length of stay
CI95 (1.03-1.06)