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Studies

Hicks et al. (2004): study US 1997

Publication

Author(s):
Hicks, L.S.; Ayanian, J.Z.; Cleary, P.D.; Epstein, A.M.
Title:
Differences in Health-Related Quality of Life and Treatment Preferences among Black and white Patiens with End-Stage Final Disease.
Source:
Quality of Life Research, 2004, Vol. 13, 1129 - 1137

Investigation

Public:
18-54 aged, dialysed patients, USA,1997
Sample:
Probability stratified sample
Respondents:
N = 1392
Non Response:
17,1%
Assessment:
Interview: telephone (CATI)

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Selfreport on 5 questions:

During the past month, how much of the time did you feel:
A  very nervous
B  so down in the dumps that nothing could cheer you up
C  calm and peaceful
D  downhearted and blue
E  happy

Response options:
6  all of the time
5  most of the time
4  a good bit of the time
3  some of the time
2  a little of the time
1  none of the time

Summation: (A+B+D)-(C+E)
Classification:
A-AB-cm-mq-v-6-a
Author's label:
Emotional well-being
Page in publication:
1130

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Gender Sex (male vs female) Preference for transplantation Want for organ transplantation
Attitudes to organ-transplantation
Attitudes to health-maintenance
Ethnicity Ethnic status in the USA Very certain of preference for transplantation Attitudes to organ-reception
Renal failure (n17-19)
Attitudes to health-maintenance