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Studies

Dott & Walling (1995): study EC 1990

Publication

Author(s):
Dott, S.G.; Walling, D.P.
Title:
Quality of Life: Exploring How Patients Change.
Source:
Poster presented at Annual Meeting American Psychological Association Meeting, May 1995, Miami, USA

Investigation

Public
Psychiatric patients, before and after hospitalization, USA, 199?
Sample
Non-probability chunk sample
Respondents
N = 78
Non Response
Assessment
Questionnaire: paper

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Self report on single question:

'How would you rate your overall life-satisfaction and contentment during the past week?'
1  very poor
2  poor
3  fair
4  good
5  very good

Last item (nr 277) in 'Quality of life enjoyment and satisfaction questionnaire (Q-LES-Q) by Jean Endicott. The focus of this questionnaire is on health problems and physical performance.
Classification:
M-FH-cw-sq-v-5-b
Author's label:
life satisfaction overall
Remarks:
Average  of patients at T1 and T2 in both university psychiatric hospital  and crisis residential treatment facility
Page in publication:
1
Observed distribution
Summary Statistics
On original range 1 - 5 On range 0-10
Mean:
3.32 -
SD:
1.16 -

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding How patients change Actual changes in happiness
Crisis intervention