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Studies

Lam et al. (1998): study HK 1995

Publication

Author(s):
Lam, C.L.; Chan, M.S.; Gandek, B.; Ren, X.S.
Title:
Tests of Scaling Assumptions and Construct Validity of the Chinese (HK) Version of the SF - 36 Health Survey.
Source:
Journal of Clinical Epidemiology, 1998, Vol. 51, 1139 - 1147

Investigation

Public:
14+aged patients and students, Hong Kong 1996
Sample:
Probability stratified sample
Respondents:
N = 236
Non Response:
0%
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face
In Cantonese language

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Selfreport on single question:

During the past 4 weeks….. Have you been a happy person?
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

Item MH5 in SF-36 (Medical Outcome Study 36 item Short Form)
Classification:
M-TH-cm-sq-v-6-a
Author's label:
Been a happy person
Page in publication:
1142
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 0%,   2: 0%,   3: 0%,   4: 0%,   5: 0%,   6: 0%
Summary Statistics
On original range 1 - 6 On range 0-10
Mean:
3.99
SD:
1.41

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Physical Functioning Restrictions to physical functioning Role physical (Limitations due to physical health problems) Restrictions to physical functioning
Physical handicap
Actual work-performance
Bodily pain Pain General Health Self-perceived health Vitality Feeling energetic (vs lethargic, tired) Social Functioning Restrictions to social functioning Role Emotional (Limitations due to emotional health problems) Current functional health
Actual work-performance
Mental Health Scores on symptom inventories Health Transition Change in physical health