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Studies

Rosenfield (1992): study US 1988

Publication

Author(s):
Rosenfield, S.
Title:
Factors Contributing to the Subjective Quality of Life of the Chronic Mentally Ill.
Source:
Journal of Health and Social Behavior, 1992, Vol. 33, 299 - 315

Investigation

Public:
20-70 aged, chronic mental patients, USA, 1989
Sample:
Non-probability purposive sample
Respondents:
N = 157
Non Response:
7%
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face
By clinical psychologists and psychiatric nurses.

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Self report on single question, asked twice in interview:

How do you feel about your life as a whole......?
7  delighted
6  pleased
5  mostly satisfied
4  mixed
3  mostly dissatisfied
2  unhappy
1  terrible

Summation: arithmetic mean

Name: Andrews & Withey's "Delighted-Terrible Scale" (original version)
Also known as Lehman's 'Global life satisfaction'
Classification:
O-DT-u-sqt-v-7-a
Author's label:
Overall Subjective Qualitiy of life
Page in publication:
300
Error estimates:
Same question asked at the beginning and end of the interview. r=+.73

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Type of psychiatric treatment recieved Being in treatment for mental disorder (vs not)
Kind of treatment for mental disorder
Care
Mandatory
Vocational Rehabilitation/Specific services recieved Support/training for coping with mental disability Basic Needs- services recieved Support/training for coping with mental disability Structure of activities - services recieved Current total social participation
Current social support received
Time spend socializing
Specific services recieved for planning time Support/training for coping with mental disability
Individual counsel
Care
On invitation, no pay
Services recieved for psychiatric symptoms Current medical consumption
Treatment for mental disorder (clinical psychology, psychiatry)
Current social support received
Use of medical services
Daily living skills - services recieved Support/training for coping with mental disability
Care
On invitation, no pay
Social contacts- services recieved Current social support received
Support/training for coping with mental disability
Individual counsel
Care
On invitation, no pay
Supervision and Guidance- services recieved Support/training for coping with mental disability
Frequency of use
Intensive guidance
Empowerment- services recieved Support/training for coping with mental disability Social skills - services recieved Support/training for coping with mental disability Age Current age (in years) Sexe Sexe: male (vs female) Education Development of one's education Race Ethnic status in the USA Negative events Burden of current life-events Daily living skills Personal qualities
Daily living skills
Social skills Current friendship network
Current intimate relationships
Self-confidant
Sociable
Current social support received
Vocational skills Self-perceived capability for one's work Need for structure Planning ability
Current time-organization
Need for supervision Perceived need for treatment Social contacts Current contacts Degree of positive symptoms Expert ratings of mental health Degree of negative symptoms Expert ratings of mental health