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Studies

Simmons et al. (1977): study US 1970

Publication

Author(s):
Simmons, R.G.; Klein, S.D.; Simmons, R.L.
Title:
Gift of Life: The Social and Psychological Impact of Organ Transplantation.
Source:
Wiley, 1977, London, UK

Investigation

Public:
Adult renal patients, followed before and after transplant, USA, 1970-73
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 178
Non Response:
15%
Assessment:
Questionnaire: paper
T1 right before transplant,T2 1 year after

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Selfreport on single question:

Taken all together, how would you say things are these days?   Would you say that you are....?
3  very happy
2  pretty happy
1  not too happy
Classification:
O-HL-c-sq-v-3-aa
Author's label:
Happiness
Remarks:
pretransplant (T1): very 18%, pretty 58%, not 25%    M'= 1.95   Ms'= 4.8
posttransplant(T2): very 57%, pretty 36%, not  7%    M'= 2.50   Ms'= 7.5

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Chronic kidney disease Renal failure (n17-19) Renal transplantation_C Actual transplantation
Earlier medical treatment
Earlier life-events
History of current treatment
Renal transplantation_A Actual transplantation
Renal failure (n17-19)
Earlier medical treatment
Surgery
Renal failure
Renal transplantation_B Actual transplantation
Renal failure (n17-19)
Earlier life-events
Earlier happiness Actual transplantation