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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 motor functional status
Our Classification
Remarks
Assessed at admission(T1) and after discharge(T2) with average 3 month interval.
Operationalization
Subscale of Functional Independence Measure (FIM) 18 item selfreport measure of basic daily living skills

Motor subscale contains items on:
- self-care
- sphincter control
- mobility
- locomotion

Scored 1 (complete dependence) to 7 (complete independence)

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 motor functional independance controled for:
-age(range 40-102)
-gender
-mental status
-race
-length of stay
CI95: (1.07-1.09)