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Studies

Rudolf & Priebe (1999): study DE 1994

Publication

Author(s):
Rudolf, H.; Priebe, S.
Title:
Subjective Quality of Life in Female In-Patients with a Depression: a Longitudional Study.
Source:
International Journal of Social Psychiatry, 1999, Vol.45, 238 - 247

Investigation

Public:
Female mental patients, Berlin, followed 6 month,199?
Sample:
Non-probability chunk sample
Respondents:
N = 185
Non Response:
drop out at T2: 33%
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Selfreport on single question:

How do you feel about your life as a whole?
7  delighted
6  very pleased
5  pleased
4  mixed feelings
3  mostly dissatisfied
2  unhappy
1  terrible
Classification:
O-DT-u-sq-v-7-c
Author's label:
Subjective Quality of Life
Page in publication:
238-247
Error estimates:
retest stability over 6 month among 28 depressives: r = +.54 p<.01
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 0%,   2: 0%,   3: 0%,   4: 0%,   5: 0%,   6: 0%,   7: 0%
Summary Statistics
On original range 1 - 7 On range 0-10
Mean:
2.80
SD:
1.50

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding diagnostic group Current specific mental disorders (icd-10 classification)
Alcoholic (f10)
Schizophrenic (f20)
Depressive (f31-33)
Change in quality of life Actual changes in happiness
In mental hospital