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Studies

Covinsky et al. (1999): study US 1994

Publication

Author(s):
Covinsky, K.E.; Connors, A.F.; Landefeld, S.; Wu, A.W.
Title:
Health Status versus Quality of Life in Older Patients: Does the Distinction Matter?
Source:
The American Journal of Medicine, 1999, Vol. 106, 435 - 440

Investigation

Public:
80+ aged patients 2 months after hospitalization, USA, 1994
Sample:
Non-probability purposive-expert sample
Respondents:
N = 493
Non Response:
564
Assessment:
Interview: telephone (CATI)

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Selfreport on single question:

'How would you rate the quality of your life at present? Would you say it is ..
5  excellent
4  very good
3  good
2  fair
1  poor
Classification:
O-QLS-c-sq-v-5-b
Author's label:
Quality of present life
Page in publication:
436
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 0%,   2: 0%,   3: 0%,   4: 0%,   5: 0%
Summary Statistics
On original range 1 - 5 On range 0-10
Mean:
2.88
SD:
0.94

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Physical capacity Degree of restriction Psychological distress Current mental complaints Pain symptoms Pain Dependence in self-care activities Degree of restriction