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Correlational findings

Study Nybo et al. (2001): study DK 1998

Public
92-93 aged, Denmark, 1998
Sample
Respondents
N =
Non Response
37
Assessment
Interview: face-to-face

Correlate

Authors's Label
Disability
Our Classification
Remarks
Katz et al. (1970) ADL Index
Distribution
Men:       N: 1=284, 2=148, 3=59

Women:  N: 1=641, 2=516, 3=150
Related specification variables
Operationalization
Selfreport on question about dependence with:
a. Bathing
- Independent: no help/help to one part of the body
- Dependent: needs help from a person or does not take a bath
b Dressing   
- Independent: no help in all 3 items
- Dependent: needs help from a person/cannot perform the task
c. Transfer   
- Independent: no help/uses aids
- Dependent: needs help from a person/cannot perform the task
d Toileting   
- Independent: no help/uses aids
- Dependent: needs help from a person/cannot perform the task
e Feeding    
- Independent: no help/help to cut the food or butter a slice of bread
- Dependent:   needs help from a person

Summation:
1. Not disabled: independent in all items
2. Moderately disabled: dependent in one or two items
3. Severely disabled: in three or more items

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks M-AO-c-sq-v-3-a tc = -.14 p < .001 Males M-AO-c-sq-v-3-a tc = -.14 p < .001 Females