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Correlational findings

Study Yeo et al. (1987): study US 1979

Public:
65+ aged, patients, ambulatory medical center, followed 18 mth, California, USA, 198?
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 139
Non Response:
Refusal 15.91%, unable 6.17%, to 1st question. 11.36%, to 2nd question. 21.43%
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face

Correlate

Authors's label
Geriatric treatment
Our Classification
Operationalization
Treatment in a
0. general medical clinic
1. geriatric clinic

The treatment in the geriatric  clinic differed in the following respects from the treatment in the general clinic:
- staff specialized in geriatric
  problems
- social work assesment part of the    
  routine
- extra services for elderly

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks A-BB-cm-mq-v-2-a DM = + ns Common medical treatment in general clinic:
T1: M = 7.48  (Mt= 8.74)
T2: M = 6.84  (Mt= 8.42)

Special treatment for elderly in geriatric clinic:
T1: M = 7.11  (Ms'= 8.56)
T2: M = 7.32  (Ms'= 8.66)