Correlational finding on Happiness and Coping with specific life-events
Subject code: C11ab04

StudyOstir et al. (2006): study US 2001
TitleDoes Change in Functional Performance Affect Quality of Life in Persons with Orthopaedic Impairment.
SourceSocial Indicators Research, 2006, Vol. 77, 79 - 93
DOIDOI:10.1007/s11205-005-5554-z
Public40+ orthopedic patients, 3 month after discharge, USA, 2002
SampleNon-probability chunk sample
Non-Response228
Respondents N =3751

Correlate
Author's labelCognition functional status
Page in Source 83-86
Our classificationCoping with specific life-events, code C11ab04
Operationalization
Subscale of Functional Independence Measure (FIM), 18 
item selfreport measure of basic daily living skills

Cognitive subscale cobtains items on:
- communication
- social cognition

Scored 1 (complete dependence) to 7 (complete 
independence
Remarks
Assessed at admission(T1) and after discharge(T2) with 
average 3 month interval

Observed Relation with Happiness
Happiness
Measure
StatisticsElaboration/Remarks
O-SQL-u-sq-v-4-bOR=1.29
T2 happines by T1-T2 CHANGE in cognitive 
functional independance controled for:
-age(40-102)
-gender
-mental status
-race
-length of stay
CI95: (1.24-1.35


Appendix 1: Happiness measures used
CodeFull Text
O-SQL-u-sq-v-4-bSelfreport on single question:

Please rate your satisfaction with your quality of life
1 very dissatisfied
2 somewhat dissatisfied
3 somewhat satisfied
4 very satisfied


Appendix 2: Statistics used
SymbolExplanation
ORODDS RATIO
Type: descriptive statistic only.
Measurement level: Correlate: dichotomous, Happiness level: dichotomous
Range: nonnegative unlimited

Meaning:
OR = 1 no association at all;
OR = 0 or infinite at least one level of the correlate allows an error-free prediction of the happiness.
Source:
Ruut Veenhoven, World Database of Happiness, Collection of Correlational Findings, Erasmus University Rotterdam.
https://worlddatabaseofhappiness.eur.nl