print

Studies

Fromm et al. (1996): study US 1991

Publication

Author(s):
Fromm, K.; Andrykowski, M.A.; Hunt, J.
Title:
Positive and Negative Psycholosocial Sequelae of Bone Marrow Transplantation: Implications for Quality of Life Assessment.
Source:
Journal of Behavioral Medicine, 1996, Vol. 19, 221 - 240

Investigation

Public:
Adult bone marrow transplantation survivors, USA. 1991
Sample:
Non-probability chunk sample
Respondents:
N = 172
Non Response:
36%
Assessment:
Interview: telephone (CATI)

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Selfreport on single question:

Here is a picture of a ladder. Suppose we say that the top of the ladder represents the best possible life for you and the  bottom represents the worst possible life for you. Where on the ladder do you feel you personally stand at the present time?   
[  10  ]  best possible life
[    9  ]
[    8  ]
[    7  ]
[    6  ]
[    5  ]
[    4  ]
[    3  ]
[    2  ]
[    1  ]
[    0  ]  worst possible life
                          
                                                                                
Preceded by 1)  open questions about what the respondent imagines as the best possible life and the worst possible life. 2) ratings on the ladder of one's life five years ago and  where on the ladder one expects to stand five years from now.

Name: Cantril's self anchoring ladder rating of life (original)
Classification:
C-BW-c-sq-l-11-a
Author's label:
QOL rating
Page in publication:
221/240
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 0%,   2: 0%,   3: 0%,   4: 0%,   5: 0%,   6: 0%,   7: 0%,   8: 0%,   9: 0%,   10: 0%,   11: 0%
Summary Statistics
On original range 0 - 10 On range 0-10
Mean:
9.00 9.00
SD:
4.80 4.80

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding positive and negative sequale Attitudes to medical treatment
Bone and articular cartilage (c40-41)
Sum of negative life-events
Sum of positive life-events
Succes of medical treatment
Organ transplantation