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Correlational findings

Study Cheung et al. (2005): study HK 2001

Public:
Elderly, Hong Kong, 2001
Survey name:
Unnamed study
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 3000
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face

Correlate

Authors's label
Chronic Illnesses
Our Classification
Operationalization
Self report on chronic illnesses:
a: Hypertension
b: Heart disease
c: Diabetes
d: Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
e: Asthma
f: Tuberculosis
g: Stroke
h: Parkinson's disease
i: Kidney disease
j: Cataract
k: Gastric ulcer
l: Prostatis
m: Arthritis
n: Fracture
o: Gout
p: Cancer

Indicators for chronic illness were dichotomized as
1: Yes
0: No

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-QOL-c-sq-ol-101-a b = -1.6 p < .05 Hypertension O-QOL-c-sq-ol-101-a b = -1.0 ns Heart disease O-QOL-c-sq-ol-101-a b = -1.9 ns Diabetes O-QOL-c-sq-ol-101-a b = -7.0 p < .05 Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease O-QOL-c-sq-ol-101-a b = -2.9 ns Asthma O-QOL-c-sq-ol-101-a b = +0.8 ns Tuberculosis O-QOL-c-sq-ol-101-a b = -3.1 p < .05 Stroke O-QOL-c-sq-ol-101-a b = -1.4 ns Parkinson's disease O-QOL-c-sq-ol-101-a b = -6.9 ns Kidney disease O-QOL-c-sq-ol-101-a b = +0.0 ns Cataract O-QOL-c-sq-ol-101-a b = -1.8 ns Gastric ulcer O-QOL-c-sq-ol-101-a b = -3.1 ns Prostatis O-QOL-c-sq-ol-101-a b = -0.3 ns Arthritis O-QOL-c-sq-ol-101-a b = -0.7 ns Fracture O-QOL-c-sq-ol-101-a b = -2.7 p < .05 Gout O-QOL-c-sq-ol-101-a b = +0.4 ns Cancer

B's controlled for:
-age
-sex
-education
-acquiescence
-reception of public welfare
-religious faith
-living arrangemet
-marital status
-quality of life in the past years
O-QOL-c-sq-ol-101-a = +0.3 a+b+c+d+e+f+g+h+i+j+k+l+m+n+o+p