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Studies

Simmons et al. (1977): study US 1972 /1

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:
8-20 aged renal (ex-)patients and controls, USA, 1972-1973
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 144
Non Response:
Assessment:
Questionnaire: paper

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Selfreport on 6 questions:

A  On the whole, how happy would you say you are?
B  On the whole, I think I am a quite happy person.
C  In general, how would you say you feel most of the time -in   
    good or in low spirits?
D  I get a lot of fun out of life.
E  I wish I could be as happy as others seem to be.
F  How often do you feel downcast and rejected?

Response options: not reported

The items of this scale were randomly distributed in the questionnaire.

Name: Rosen 'Depressive Affect Scale'
Classification:
M-AO-g-mq-v-5-a
Author's label:
Happiness
Error estimates:
Reliability: Equivalence: Cronbach's alpha = .71 Validity:

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Chronic kidney disease Renal failure (n17-19) Renal transplantation_B Actual transplantation Severity of renal disease Renal failure (n17-19) Renal transplantation_A Surgery
Actual transplantation
Earlier medical treatment
Renal failure
Chronic illness