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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:
Self report 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-QOL-cw-sq-v-5-c
Author's label:
Overall Quality of Life
Remarks:
Median : 3;  Mode :3.
Page in publication:
1173
Observed distribution
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 self-ratings Psychological domain Psychological-morale inventories
Current mental complaints
Social relationships domain Satisfaction with intimate bonds Social relationships domain Satisfaction with intimate bonds Environment domain Attitudes to local environment Environment domain Attitudes to local environment Health-related Rating Global health self-rating Health-related Time-trade-off (TTO) utility Preference for healthier over longer life Health status Self-perceived chronic illness Self-care Degree of restriction