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Studies

Simmons et al. (1988): study US 1980

Publication

Author(s):
Simmons, R.G.; Abress, L.; Anderson, C.R.
Title:
Quality of Life after Kidney Transplantation.
Source:
Transplantation, 1988, Vol. 45, 415 - 421

Investigation

Public:
Renal patients, 1-year post transplant, USA 1980-84
Sample:
Probability stratified sample
Respondents:
N = 113
Non Response:
19%
Assessment:
Questionnaire: paper

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Selfreport on 2 questions:

A  "Taking all aspects of yourself and your life into account, which of the following best describes your own feelings of satisfaction with life....?"
5  I am extremely satisfied with my life
4  I am satisfied with my life
3  I am somewhat satisfied with my life
2  I am slightly satisfied with my life
1  I am not at all satisfied with my life

B  "In general terms, about what proportion of the time do you feel satisfied.....?"

5  all of the time
4  most of the time
3  some of the time
2  rarely
1  never

Summation: not reported
Classification:
M-AO-u-mq-v-5-a
Author's label:
Quality of life
Page in publication:
416-421
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 0%,   2: 0%,   3: 0%,   4: 0%,   5: 0%
Summary Statistics
On original range 1 - 5 On range 0-10
Mean:
3.87
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
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 0%,   2: 0%,   3: 0%
Summary Statistics
On original range 1 - 3 On range 0-10
Mean:
1.34
Full text:
Selfreport on single question:

We have talked about various parts of your life, now I want to ask you about your life as a whole. How satisfied are you with your life as a whole these days.....?
7  completely satisfied
6
5
4  neutral
3
2
1  completely dissatisfied
Classification:
O-SLW-c-sq-n-7-a
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:
5.63

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Transplant drug regime Renal failure
Medication
Renal failure (n17-19)