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Studies

Heinonen et al. (2004): study FI 1997

Publication

Author(s):
Heinonen, H.; Aalto, A.M.; Aro, A.R.; Uutela, A.
Title:
Is the Evaluation of the Global Quality of Life Determined by Emotional Status?
Source:
Quality of Life Research, 2004, Vol.13, 1347 - 1356

Investigation

Public:
25-65 aged, 5 regions, Finland, 1997
Sample:
Probability stratified sample
Respondents:
N = 3838
Non Response:
36%
Assessment:
Questionnaire: paper
The FR-97 study was conducted in two phases. In the first fase the participants filled up the basic health questionaire and participated in comprehensive clinical test for cardiovascular disease risks(response rate 71%) In the second phase 60% of the participants were randomly selected to participate in the psychosocial part of the study

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Selfreport on single question:

How would you estimate your quality of life as a whole during the last 4 weeks?
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Rated on 15 cm vertical open line
Classification:
O-QLS-cm-sq-ol-101-a
Author's label:
Global Quality of Life
Remarks:
The question was on the last page of the 15 page questionaire, which may explain the high procent no answers
Page in publication:
9
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%,   12: 0%,   13: 0%,   14: 0%,   15: 0%,   16: 0%,   17: 0%,   18: 0%,   19: 0%,   20: 0%,   21: 0%,   22: 0%,   23: 0%,   24: 0%,   25: 0%,   26: 0%,   27: 0%,   28: 0%,   29: 0%,   30: 0%,   31: 0%,   32: 0%,   33: 0%,   34: 0%,   35: 0%,   36: 0%,   37: 0%,   38: 0%,   39: 0%,   40: 0%,   41: 0%,   42: 0%,   43: 0%,   44: 0%,   45: 0%,   46: 0%,   47: 0%,   48: 0%,   49: 0%,   50: 0%,   51: 0%,   52: 0%,   53: 0%,   54: 0%,   55: 0%,   56: 0%,   57: 0%,   58: 0%,   59: 0%,   60: 0%,   61: 0%,   62: 0%,   63: 0%,   64: 0%,   65: 0%,   66: 0%,   67: 0%,   68: 0%,   69: 0%,   70: 0%,   71: 0%,   72: 0%,   73: 0%,   74: 0%,   75: 0%,   76: 0%,   77: 0%,   78: 0%,   79: 0%,   80: 0%,   81: 0%,   82: 0%,   83: 0%,   84: 0%,   85: 0%,   86: 0%,   87: 0%,   88: 0%,   89: 0%,   90: 0%,   91: 0%,   92: 0%,   93: 0%,   94: 0%,   95: 0%,   96: 0%,   97: 0%,   98: 0%,   99: 0%,   100: 0%,   101: 0%
Summary Statistics
On original range 0 - 100 On range 0-10
Mean:
69.10 6.91
SD:
18.46 1.85

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Gender Sex (male vs female) Non Respondente Non response, refusal State Anxiety Feeling secure (vs threatened)
Anxious
Explained variance Socio-demographic + health + life appraisals + personality Depression Depressive (f31-33) Perceived physical health Global health rating Number of diseases Number of health complaints Perceived health Current general health status Activities of daily living Degree of restriction Availability of social suport Current social support received Satisfaction with family Satisfaction with family Satisfaction with life achievements Overall happiness and contentment
Successful (vs failure)