Findings on happiness in Wamsteker et al. (2003): study NL 2000

Author(s)Wamsteker, E.M.; Geenen, R.; Iestra, J.A.; VanStaveren, W.A.
TitleBeleving 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).
SourceNederlands Tijdschrift voor Diėtisten, 2003, Vol. 58, 59 - 63
PublicObese persons, treated with meal substitutes, The Netherlands, 2000
 48 women and 18 men; between 23 and 73 years old; with a BMI (Body Mass Index) of 30,8 - 48,6.
Collect period9
 September 2000 - June 2001
Survey nameNot available
 Data file provided by the investigator
SampleNon-probability chunk sample
Respondents N =66
Non Response?
AssesmentQuestionnaire: paper
Happiness measure(s) used
Full textSelfreport 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)
Author's labelmentale gezondheid
Page in publication61
Remarksmeasured at T1 (before treatment)
Finding used in
nation ranks
 On original range 1 - 5On range 0 - 10
Standard deviation0.932.33

Scores in12345

Correlational findings

Author's labelSubject Code
Subject description
Happiness following dietH04ab02Actual changes in happiness
Happiness following dietN15aa02Change in nutrition, also classified as above ↑
Happiness following dietH17ac08Obesity, also classified as above ↑
Happiness following dietH16ab02eSupport/training for coping with mental disability, also classified as above ↑