Findings on happiness in Reitz et al. (2004): study CH 1999

Author(s)Reitz, A.; Knapp, P.A.; Schurch, B.; Tobe, V.
TitleImpact of Spinal Cord Injury on Sexual Health and Quality of Life.
SourceInternational Journal of Impotence Research, 2004, Vol. 16, 167 - 174
PublicSpinal cord injured, Switzerland, 199?
 47males, 16 females mean age 39 Level of spinal cord injury: Females: 8= incomplete lesions, 8=complete lesions. Age of lesion: M=12,9 years Males: 19= incomplete lesions, 28= complete lesions. Age of lesion: M=10,8 years 47 males and 8 females were in stable relationships; of these, 21 males and 8 females lived together with their partners.
 Year of data gathering not reported
Survey nameNot available
SampleNon-probability chunk sample
 Participants had undergone a rehabilitation program in the Spinal Cord Injury Center in Zurich.
Respondents N =63
Non Response0
AssesmentQuestionnaire: paper
 Mailed questionnaire
Happiness measure(s) used
Full textSelfreport on single question: How satisfied are you the quality of your life these days? 1 very dissatisfied 2 dissatisfied 3 neither nor 4 satisfied 5 very satisfied Numbering reversed in original rating scale
Author's labelCurrent satisfaction with overall QOL
Page in publication170
RemarksFull distribution not reported Collapsed distribution- 1+2=7%, 3= 9%, 4+5= 84%
Finding used in
nation ranks

Correlational findings

Author's labelSubject Code
Subject description
Bladder managementH14af04Satisfaction with health
Bowel managementH14af04Satisfaction with health
GenderG01aaSex (male vs female)
Job satisfactionW05adCurrent satisfaction with work
Mental well beingH13aeAttitudes to own mental health
PainH14af04Satisfaction with health
Partnership (Relationship to partner)M03acAttitudes to current marriage-relationship
Physical mobilityH14af04Satisfaction with health
Physical well beingH14afAttitudes to own health
Sexual LifeS03ac03Satisfaction with sex-life
Social lifeS06acAttitudes to personal contacts