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Studies

Brooks & McKinlay (1983): study GB 1980

Publication

Author(s):
Brooks, D.N.; McKinlay, W.
Title:
Personality and Behavioral Change after Severe Blunt Head Injury - A Relative`s View.
Source:
Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery and Psychiatry, 1983, Vol. 46, 336 - 340

Investigation

Public:
Severely head injured patients, Glasgow UK, 1980-82
Sample:
Non-probability chunk sample
Respondents:
N = 55
Non Response:
Assessment:
Questionnaire: paper
completed by close relatives. Close relatives defined as the person with the main responsibility for the patient was interviewed at 3, 6 and 12 month after injury.

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Family rating on single question:

… personality of the patient now .. (full lead question not reported)
1 unhappy
2
3
4
5 happy

Item in longer adjective checklist
Classification:
A-AOL-c-rdf-n-5-a
Author's label:
happiness
Page in publication:
336-344

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding change happiness after injury Retrospective changes in happiness (unspecified)
Specific life-changes
Current functional health
Getting handicapped
Victim of accident