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Studies

Simpson et al. (1989): study GB 1987

Publication

Author(s):
Simpson, C.J.; Faragher, E.B.; Hyde, C.E.
Title:
The chronically mentally ill in community facilities. A study of quality of life.
Source:
British Journal of Psychiatry, 1989, Vol. 154, 77 - 82

Investigation

Public:
Chronic mental patients, Manchester, Great Britain, 1987
Sample:
Non-probability chunk sample
Respondents:
N = 33
Non Response:
21%
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face
Structured. QOL interview of Lehman (Lehman et al, 1982; Lehman, 1983)

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  pleased
5  mostly satisfied
4  mixed
3  mostly dissatisfied
2  unhappy
1  terrible

Name: Andrews & Withey's `Delighted-Terrible Scale'  (original version)
Classification:
O-DT-u-sq-v-7-a
Author's label:
Satisfaction from terrible to delighted
Page in publication:
78
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:
3.73
SD:
1.73

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Community care facilities for mental ill In mental hospital
Crisis intervention
Living in sheltered housing
Living in a children's home