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Studies

Hall et al. (1999): study US 1996

Publication

Author(s):
Hall, K.M.; Charlifue, S.; Knudsen, S.T.
Title:
Follow-Up Study of Individuals With High Tetraplegia (C1-C4) 14 to 24 Years Postinjury.
Source:
Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 1999, Vol. 80, 1507 - 1513

Investigation

Public:
Tetraplegia patients 14-24 years after injury, United States, 1996
Survey name:
Unnamed study
Sample:
Non-probability purposive sample
Respondents:
N = 82
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: telephone (CATI)
When telephone interview was not possible, face-to-face interviews or mailed questionnaires were used.

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Selfreport on single question:

How would you rate your quality of life?
1  very poor
2  poor
3  neither poor nor good
4  good
5  very good
Classification:
O-QOL-u-sq-v-5-a
Author's label:
Quality of life
Remarks:
Reported distributon is based on a scale of  0 to 4. Observed distribution is based on a scale of 1 to 5 for comparability.
Page in publication:
1509
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:
3.93
SD:
0.85
Full text:
Selfreport on single question:

Are you glad to be alive?
2  yes
1  no
Classification:
O-V-u-sq-v-2-a
Author's label:
Quality of life
Page in publication:
1509
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 0%,   2: 0%
Summary Statistics
On original range 1 - 2 On range 0-10
Mean:
1.90
SD:
0.22

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Ventilator assistance Breating problems
Tetraplegia
Ventilator assistance