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Riley et al. (2003): study US 1996

Publication

Author(s):
Riley, E.D.; Bangsberg, D.R.; Clark, R.A.; Perry, S.
Title:
Reliability and Validity of the SF-36 in HIV-infected Homeless and Marginal Housed Individuals.
Source:
Quality of Life Research, 2003, Vol 12, 1051 - 1058

Investigation

Public:
HIV-infected homeless and marginally housed San Fransisco, USA, 2000.
Sample:
Probability simple random sample
Respondents:
N = 330
Non Response:
9,4%
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face
Standardized questionnaire was administered by a trained interviewer. Participants were reimbursed $15 for each interview completed.

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:
'Scale= MH (mental health)- MH5 = Happy
Remarks:
Distribution of valid responses: 1: 12,7%, 2: 29,1%, 3: 11,7%, 4: 26,1%, 5: 13,7%, 6: 6,7%
Page in publication:
1054
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 11.5%,   2: 26.4%,   3: 10.6%,   4: 23.6%,   5: 12.4%,   6: 6.1%   (total 90.6%)
Summary Statistics
On original range 1 - 6 On range 0-10
Mean:
3.19
SD:
1.48

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding no correlate UNCLASSIFIED