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Studies

Lai et al. (2005): study TW 2000

Publication

Author(s):
Lai, K.L.; Lee, H.S.; Tzeng, R.J.; Wang, B.L.
Title:
Health Related Quality of Life and Health Utility for the Institutional Elderly in Taiwan.
Source:
Quality of Life Research, 2005, Vol. 14, 1169 - 1180

Investigation

Public:
Elderly living in long-term care settings, Taiwan 2000
Sample:
Probability simple random sample
Respondents:
N = 465
Non Response:
9%
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Selfreport on single question:

We ask you to think about your life in the last two weeks…..

How would you rate your quality of life?
1  very poor
2  poor
3  neither poor nor good
4  good
5  very good

Item 1 in WHOQOL-Bref
Classification:
O-SQL-cw-sq-v-5-a
Author's label:
Overall Quality of Life
Remarks:
Median : 3;  Mode :3.
Page in publication:
1173
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:
3.38
SD:
0.73

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding General Health Satisfaction with health Physical domain Health domain ratings Psychological domain Current mental complaints
Psychological-morale inventories
Social relationships domain Satisfaction with intimacy Social relationships domain Satisfaction with intimacy Environment domain Attitudes to local environment Environment domain Attitudes to local environment Health-related Rating Global health rating Health-related Time-trade-off (TTO) utility Preference for healthier over longer life Health status Chronic illness Self-care Degree of restriction