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Studies

Gelfin et al. (1998): study IL 1996

Publication

Author(s):
Gelfin, Y.; Gorfine, M.; Lerer, B.
Title:
Effect of Clinical Doses of Fluoxetine on Psychological Variables in Healthy Volunteers.
Source:
American Journal of Psychiatry, 1998, Vol. 155, 290 - 292

Investigation

Public:
Participants in single blind drug experiment. Israel,1995
Survey name:
Unnamed study
Sample:
Non-probability purposive sample
Respondents:
N = 15
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face
Evaluation with self- and observed-rated instruments. Telephone at the end of each week in which the respondent was not seen in person

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Selfreport 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
Remarks:
Baseline happiness: M=3,8; SD=0,4
Average at 10 weeks: T1: M=3,7; SD=0,5; T2: M=3,7; SD=0,5; T3: M=3,9; T4: M=3,9; SD=0,4
Page in publication:
291
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:
3.80
SD:
0.40

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Effect of Fluoxetine Psycho-pharmacals
Medication
Actual changes in happiness