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Studies

Lough et al. (1985): study US 1980

Publication

Author(s):
Lough, M.E.; Lindsey, A.M.; Shinn, J.A.; Stotts, N.A.
Title:
Life Satisfaction Following Heart Transplantation.
Source:
Heart Transplantation, 1985, Vol. 4, 446 - 449

Investigation

Public:
Heart transplantation recipients, 7 month to 14 years after transplant, USA, 198?
Sample:
Probability simple random sample
Respondents:
N = 75
Non Response:
25%
Assessment:
Questionnaire: paper
Mailed questionnaire

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Selfreport on single question:

"....... current quality of life"
(full lead items not reported)
1
2
3
4
5
6
(response options not reported)
Classification:
O-QL?-c-sq-v-6-a
Author's label:
Perceived current quality of life
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 0%,   2: 4%,   3: 7%,   4: 22%,   5: 26%,   6: 41%   (total 100%)
Summary Statistics
On original range 1 - 6 On range 0-10
Mean:
4.93
SD:
1.13
Full text:
Selfreport on single question:

".....satisfaction with current quality of life ...."
(Full question not  reported.)
1  
2
3
4
+
(Response options: not reported)
Classification:
O-SQL-c-sq-?-5-a
Author's label:
Satisfaction with current quality of lif
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 0%,   2: 8%,   3: 9%,   4: 26%,   5: 25%   (total 68%)
Summary Statistics
On original range 1 - 5 On range 0-10
Mean:
4.63
SD:
1.24

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Marital status Married state (compared to non-married states) Number of symptoms Number of health complaints Distress due to symptoms Concerns about health Employment Current employment status Perceived changes in life since heart-transplantation Satisfaction with life-change