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Studies

Stolar et al. (1992): study CA Vancouver, British Columbia 1987

Publication

Author(s):
Stolar, G.E.; Hill, P.; McEntee, M.I.
Title:
Seniors' Assesment of their Health and Life Satisfaction: The Case for Contextual Evaluation.
Source:
InternationalJournal Aging and Human Development, 1992, Vol. 35, 305 - 317.

Investigation

Public:
Community dwelling seniors, Vancouver, Canada, 1987-88
Survey name:
Unnamed study
Sample:
Probability stratified sample
Respondents:
N = 520
Non Response:
43%
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Selfreport on open questions coded afterwards by the interviewer

What about your life now?
3  very satisfactory
2  average satisfaction
1  not satisfactory

Preceded by conversation on how life had been overall and followed by view on the future
Classification:
O-SLW-c-oq-v-3-a
Author's label:
Life satisfaction
Remarks:
Mean computed by WDH-team
Page in publication:
308-310
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 5.3%,   2: 45.1%,   3: 49.6%   (total 100%)
Summary Statistics
On original range 1 - 3 On range 0-10
Mean:
2.44
SD:
0.59

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Nervousness Nervous
Current mental complaints
Sleeping problems Quality of sleep
Current problems
Walking problems Restrictions in moving Control Bladder/Bowel problems Symptoms of bad health
Urinary tract (c64-68)
Diseases of digestive system (k00-93)
Seeing problems Restrictions in seeing Eating and chewing problems Oral diseases (k00-14) Kidneys and bladder problems Urinary tract (c64-68) Dizziness Other disorders of the nervous system (g90-99) Heart trouble Ischaemic heart diseases (i20-25) Remembering problems Memory
Memory loss
Diabetes Diabetes (e10-14) High blood pressure Symptoms of bad health
Hypertensive diseases (i10-15)
Hearing problems Restrictions in hearing Arthritis and rheumatism Rheumatism (m00-25) Varicose veins Diseases of blood and bloodforming organs