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Studies

Holloway & Carson (1998): study GB 1997

Publication

Author(s):
Holloway, F.; Carson, J.
Title:
Intensive Case Management for the Severely Mentally Ill. Controlled Trial.
Source:
British Journal of Psychiatry, 1998, Vol. 172, 19 - 22

Investigation

Public:
Severe mental patients, London UK, followed 18 month, 1997-98
Sample:
Non-probability purposive sample
Respondents:
N = 70
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Selfreport on single question, asked twice in interview:

How do you feel about your life as a whole......?
7  delighted
6  pleased
5  mostly satisfied
4  mixed
3  mostly dissatisfied
2  unhappy
1  terrible

Summation: arithmetic mean

Name: Andrews & Withey's "Delighted-Terrible Scale" (original version)
Also known as Lehman's 'Global life satisfaction'
Classification:
O-DT-u-sqt-v-7-a
Author's label:
Global quality of life
Remarks:
Experimental intensive treatment: M =  4.25;  SD = 1.45. Control group: M = 4.18;  SD = 1.45
This question is part of the Lancashire Quality of Life Profile (LQLP)
Page in publication:
19-22
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 0%,   2: 0%,   3: 0%,   4: 0%,   5: 0%,   6: 0%,   7: 0%
Summary Statistics
On original range 1 - 7 On range 0-10
Mean:
4.25
SD:
1.45

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Intensive Case Management Intensive guidance
Actual changes in happiness