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Studies

Janz et al. (2001): study US Michigan 1996

Publication

Author(s):
Janz, N.; Dodge, J.A.; Janevic, M.R.
Title:
Factors Influencing Quality of Life in Older Women With Heart Disease.
Source:
MEDICAL CARE, 2001, V ol. 39, 588 - 598 ,

Investigation

Public:
Medical Patients, Michigan, United States, followed 1 year, 199?
Survey name:
Unnamed study
Sample:
Non-probability purposive sample
Respondents:
N = 570
Non Response:
52%
Assessment:
Interview: telephone (CATI)

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Selfreport on single question:

How have things been going for you during the past 4 weeks?
4  very well
3  pretty good
3  good and bad parts about equal
2  pretty bad
1  bad
Classification:
O-QOL-cm-sq-v-5-a
Author's label:
Overall quality of life
Page in publication:
591
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:
3.84
SD:
1.08

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Biological and physiological dimensions Earlier physical health
Number of health complaints
Ischaemic heart diseases (i20-25)
General health perceptions Self-perceived health Symptom status Symptoms of bad health Functional status Current functional health Social and psycholological supports Current social support received Value preferences Domain-specific value-preferences Characteristics of person Summed effects of current individual conditions (micro level) Earlier quality of life Actual changes in happiness Satisfaction with social activities Satisfaction with one's appearance
Change in attitudes
Satisfaction with social participation
Change in total social participation
Satisfaction with mental activities Satisfaction with physical activities Satisfaction with physical activity Perceived stress level Relaxed (vs stressful)