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Studies

Dolan & Metcalfe (2012): study US 2011

Publication

Author(s):
Dolan, P.; Metcalfe, R.
Title:
Valuing Health: A Brief Report on Subjective Well-Being versus Preferences.
Source:
Medical Decision Making, 2012, Vol. 32, 578 - 582

Investigation

Public:
Elderly, United States, 2011
Sample:
Probability simple random sample
Respondents:
N = 1173
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Selfreport on single question:

Overall how satisfied are you with your life?
6
5
4
3
2
1
0
Labels of reponse options not reported
Classification:
O-SLu-u-sq-n-7-c
Author's label:
Life satisfaction
Page in publication:
579
Full text:
Selfreport on feelings during activities in the previous day (Day Reconstruction Method)

A  worried
B  rushed
C  irritated or angry
D  depressed
E  tense or stressed
F  calm or relaxed
G  enjoying

Rated:
0  not al all
1
2
3
4
5
6  very much

Computation: (A+B+C+D+E)/5 - (F+G)/2
Classification:
A-AB-yd-mq-n-7-c
Author's label:
Affect
Page in publication:
579

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Restricted Restrictions in moving Self care and usual activities level Specific restrictions Pain level Pain Anxiety level Depressive (f31-33)
Anxious (f40)
Feeling down (vs not)
Feeling secure (vs threatened)
Multiple restrictions Degree of restriction