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Correlational findings

Study Janz et al. (2001): study US Michigan 1996

Public:
Medical Patients, Michigan, United States, followed 1 year, 199?
Survey name:
Unnamed study
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 570
Non Response:
52%
Assessment:
Interview: telephone (CATI)

Correlate

Authors's label
Earlier quality of life
Our Classification
Operationalization
"How has the overall quality of your life been during the past 4 weeks - that is, how have things been going foor you lately?"
Ratings from 1="not well at all" to 5="very well"

1 Same or better
0 Deteriorated

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-QOL-cm-sq-v-5-a DM = + T1-T2 CHANGE in happiness:
     - improved:     24.6 %
     - the same:     45.9 %
     - deteriorated: 29.4 %
O-QOL-cm-sq-v-5-a OR = .25 p < .01 CI95[0.17, 0.36]

Initially least happy improved most, initially most happy improved least.

T1 happiness by T1-T2 maintenance or improvement.