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Studies

Bjorner et al. (1998): study DK 1994

Publication

Author(s):
Bjorner, J.B.; Damsgaard, M.T.; Watt, T.
Title:
Tests of Data Quality, Scaling Assumptions, and Reliability of the Danish SF-36.
Source:
Journal of Clinical Epidemiology, 1998, Vol. 51, 1001 - 1011

Investigation

Public:
16+ aged, general public, Denmark, 1994
Survey name:
IQOLA Project
Sample:
Probability simple random sample
Respondents:
N = 5983
Non Response:
0
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Selfreport on single question:

During the past 4 weeks….. Have you been a happy person?
6  all of the time
5  most of the time
4  a good bit of the time
3  some of the time
2  a little of the time
1  none of the time

Item MH5 in SF-36 (Medical Outcome Study 36 item Short Form)
Classification:
M-TH-cm-sq-v-6-a
Page in publication:
table 1
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 3.4%,   2: 5.1%,   3: 10.3%,   4: 13.2%,   5: 47.5%,   6: 16.7%   (total 96.2%)
Summary Statistics
On original range 1 - 6 On range 0-10
Mean:
4.52
SD:
1.25