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Studies

Brorsson et al. (1993): study SE 1991 /1

Publication

Author(s):
Brorsson, B.; Hays, R.D.; Ifver, J.
Title:
The Swedish Health-Related Quality of Life Survey ( SWED-QUAL).
Source:
Quality of Life Research, 1993, Vol. 2, 33 - 45

Investigation

Public:
18-84 aged, victims of traffic accidents 2 years ago, Sweden,1991
Sample:
Non-probability purposive sample
Respondents:
N = 2349
Non Response:
41%
Assessment:
Questionnaire: paper
Mailed questionnaire

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
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'
Classification:
A-AB-cw-mq-v-4-a
Author's label:
Positive and Negative affect.
Remarks:
Affect Balance computed by WDH team, subtracting average Negative Affect (68,8) from Positive Affect (71,9).
Page in publication:
43
Error estimates:
Cronbach alpha: NA .87, PA .85
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 0%,   2: 0%,   3: 0%,   4: 0%
Summary Statistics
On original range 0 - 100 On range 0-10
Mean:
3.10

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Injured Victim of accident