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Happiness Measures

Characteristics

Code:
A-AB-cw-mq-v-4-a
Focus:
Affect: Affect Balance (Various) (A-AB)
Time frame:
last week (cw)
Mode:
multiple questions (mq)
Scale Type:
verbal scale (v)
Scale Range:
4

Description

Selfreport on 12 questions:

Do you agree or disagree with the following statements concerning your feelings during the last week?
A  My time has been filled with things meaningful to me
B  I have felt liked
C  I have felt nervous
D  I have felt tense
E  I have felt down
F  I have felt I have much to look forward to
G I have felt harmony
H  I have felt emotionally stable
I   I have felt sad
J  I have felt impatient and restless
K I have felt annoyed
L  I have felt lighthearted

Rated:
4  completely agree
3  partly agree
2  partly disagree
1  completely disagree

Computation: (A+B+F+G+H+L) - (C+D+E+I+J+K)
Possible range -18 to +18. Transformed to range 0-100

Name: Swedish Health-Related Quality of Life Survey (SWED-QUAL) Part 4 'Your feelings'

List of Studies Using this Measure

Study Population N Statistics Wändell et al. (1997): study SE 1995 Glaucoma patients,Sweden, 1995 N = 180
Mean
= 13.100
Brorsson et al. (1993): study SE 1991 /1 18-84 aged, victims of traffic accidents 2 years ago, Sweden,1991 N = 2349
Mean
= 3.100
Brorsson et al. (1993): study SE 1991 18-84 aged, general public, Sweden,1991 N = 2366
Mean
= 3.900
Lomranz et al. (1988): study IL Tel Aviv 1983 60-80 aged, Israel, 1983 N = 103
Fernros et al. (2008): study SE 2000 Poor health participants in a course of mind-body therapies, Sweden, 2000-2001 N = 152
Mean
= 50.500