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Naess et al. (2004): study NO Nord-Tr√łndelag 1984

Publication

Author(s):
Naess, S.; Eriksen, J.; Midthjell, K.
Title:
Diabetes Mellitus and Psychological Well-Being. Change between 1984-1986 and 1995-1997. Results of the Nord-Trondelag Health Study.
Source:
Journal of Diabetes and its Complications, 2004, Vol. 18,141 - 147.

Investigation

Public:
20-90 aged, general public, Nord-Trondelag, Norway followed 1 year, 1985-1996
Sample:
Non-probability chunk sample
Respondents:
N = 65599
Non Response:
Assessment:
Questionnaire: paper
Participants were invited for a medical screening and answered questionnaire 1 onsite and were given questionaire 2 when having the site. Questionaire 1 (1984) included questions on several diseases aand impairment, self- assessed health, and overall life satisfaction. Questionaire 2 (1995) The participant received a second questionaire with a prepaid, adressed envelope. Its contained a total of 42 questions covering several issues, including physicall and mental health and psychological well- being.

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Selfreport on single question:

Would you say you are usually cheerful or dejected?
1  extremely dejected
2  dejected
3  quite dejected
4  both dejected and cheerful
5  quite cheerful
6  very cheerful
7  extremely cheerful
Classification:
A-AOL-g-sq-v-7-a
Author's label:
psychological well-being
Page in publication:
141-147
Full text:
Selfreport on single question:

"Considering how you feel these days, are you generally satisfied with your life or are you generally dissatisfied?"
7  extremely satisfied
6  very satisfied
5  quite satisfied
4  both satisfied and dissatisfied
3  quite dissatisfied
2  very dissatisfied
1  extremely dissatisfied
Classification:
O-SLW-c-sq-v-7-c
Author's label:
Satisfied with life
Page in publication:
141-147

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Cheerfulness over time Long term happiness (< 10 years ago)
Actual changes in happiness
Diabetes Diabetes (e10-14) life satisfaction Long term happiness (< 10 years ago)
Recent happiness (< 1 year ago)
Temporary Young versus old