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Studies

Pitkälä et al. (2004): study FI 1989

Publication

Author(s):
Pitkälä, K.H.; Laakkonen, M.L.; Strandberg, T.E.
Title:
Positive Life Orientation as a Predictor of 10-Year Outcome in an Aged Population.
Source:
Journal of Clinical Epidemiolgy, 2004, Vol. 57, 409 - 414

Investigation

Public:
75-85 aged, Helsinki, Finland followed 1989-1999, ( T1 1989, T2 1994, T3 1999)
Sample:
Probability stratified sample
Respondents:
N = 491
Non Response:
18%
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face
Also postal questionnaire and clininal examination.

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Selfreport on single question:

I am satisfied with my life today
0  no
1  don't know
2  yes

Item in Munsh Happiness inventory
Classification:
O-SLu-md-sq-v-2-b

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Age Age difference among elderly Mortality Longevity (assessed in follow up) Moved to institutional care Later institutional living