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Studies

Wamsteker et al. (2003): study NL 2000

Publication

Author(s):
Wamsteker, E.M.; Geenen, R.; Iestra, J.A.; VanStaveren, W.A.
Title:
Beleving van Obesitas: Gewichtsverlies en de Kwaliteit van Leven na een Dieetbehandeling met Maaltijdvervangers. (Obesitas: Loss of Weight and the Quality of Life after Diet with Food Replacements).
Source:
Nederlands Tijdschrift voor Diƫtisten, 2003, Vol. 58, 59 - 63

Investigation

Public:
Obese persons, treated with meal substitutes, The Netherlands, 2000
Sample:
Non-probability chunk sample
Respondents:
N = 66
Non Response:
?
Assessment:
Questionnaire: paper

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Selfreport on single question:

During the past 4 weeks.. Have you been a happy person?
5  all of the time
4  most of the time
3  some of the time
2  a little of the time
1  none of the time

Item MH5 in SF-36 (Medical Outcome Study 36 item Short Form) version 2 (5-step rating scale)
Classification:
M-TH-cm-sq-v-5-a
Author's label:
mentale gezondheid
Remarks:
measured at T1 (before treatment)
Page in publication:
61
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 1.5%,   2: 25.8%,   3: 10.6%,   4: 31.8%,   5: 30.3%   (total 100%)
Summary Statistics
On original range 1 - 5 On range 0-10
Mean:
3.88 7.20
SD:
0.93 2.33

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Happiness following diet Support/training for coping with mental disability
Obesity
Change in nutrition
Actual changes in happiness