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Studies

Cheung et al. (2005): study HK 2001

Publication

Author(s):
Cheung, C.K.; Chan, S.S.; Kwan, A.Y.; Ngan, R.M.
Title:
Quality of Life in Older Adults: Benefits from Caring Services in Hong Kong.
Source:
Social Indicators Research, 2005, Vol. 71, 29 1- 334

Investigation

Public:
Elderly, Hong Kong, 2001
Survey name:
Unnamed study
Sample:
Non-probability purposive-quota sample
Respondents:
N = 3000
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Self report on single question:

.. Global life quality.. (full text not reported)
0    lowest quality
.
.
100 highest quality

Rated on line scale with 10 point demarcations between 0 and 100

Name: Spitzer Uniscale
Classification:
O-QOL-c-sq-ol-101-a
Author's label:
Global quality of life
Page in publication:
303
Observed distribution
Summary Statistics
On original range 0 - 100 On range 0-10
Mean:
65.43 6.54
SD:
30.30 3.03

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Use of care facilities Current social support received
Consumption of services
Living in a nursing home
Religious faith Current religious denomination Chronic Illnesses Degree of restriction
Restrictions in seeing
Current disease (who icd-10 classification)
Neoplasms (cancer) (c00-d48)
Renal failure (n17-19)
Diabetes (e10-14)
Rheumatism (m00-25)
Infectious and parasitic diseases (a00-b99)
Diseases of nervous system (g00-99)
Diseases of respiratory system (j00-99)
Diseases of digestive system (k00-93)
Diseases of the musculoskeletal system
Injuries (s00-t98)
Hypertensive diseases (i10-15)
Prostate cancer
Service use frequency (each time per day) Consumption of services
Practical support received
Residence Type of current dwelling Living arrangement Number of children
Living with children
Dependent persons in household
Living with parents
Marital Status Married state (compared to non-married states) Income source Type of income Education Level of school-education Age Age difference among elderly Gender Sexe: male (vs female) Socio-demographic factors Socio-demographic factors only Income level Household income