Findings on happiness in Siösteen et al. (1990): study SE 1985

Publication
Author(s)Siösteen, A.; Lundqvist, C.; Sullivan, M.
TitleThe Quality of Life of Three Functional Spinal Cord Injury Subgroups in a Swedish Community.
SourceParaplegia, 1990, Vol. 28, 476 -- 488
URLhttp://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/2263404
Investigation
PublicSpinal Cord Injury, Swedish, 198?
 Three functional spinal cord injury subgroups: C6-tetraplegics with complete lesions, wheelchair-bound paraplegics and ambulant paraplegics.
Survey nameUnnamed study
 The subjects were examined at the Unit, according to a fixed schedule. A clinical examination was performed by 2 neurologists independently. The physical, social and psychological characteristics and the various activities dealt with in this study were recorded using generic and specific questionnaires.
SampleNon-probability purposive sample
 These 3 functionally distinct subgroups were selected from an unbroken sequence of SCI subjects treated or followed-up at the Spinal Unit.
Respondents N =56
 C6-tetraplegics with complete lesions: N = 15 wheelchair-bound paraplegics: N = 23 ambulant paraplegics: N = 18
Non ResponseNot available
AssesmentQuestionnaire: paper
General remarksYear of data gathering not reported, assumed 1985.
Happiness measure(s) used
Full textSelfreport on single question: How would you rate your quality of life these days? Rated on 100 mm open line scale Anchors not reported
ClassificationO-QOL-c-sq-ol-101-c
RemarksOverall mean was calculated by WDH staff
Finding used in
nation ranks
Yes
 On original range 0 - 100On range 0 - 10
Mean47.774.78
Standard deviation


Correlational findings

Author's labelSubject Code
Finding
Subject description
Home-makingH14ac01Degree of restriction
MobilityT03acPosibility to travel
MobilityH14ac02bRestrictions in moving, also classified as above ↑
Severity of disabilityH14ac01Degree of restriction
Severity of disabilityH02ab01Kind of handicap, also classified as above ↑
Severity of disabilityH02ab01cPhysical handicap, also classified as above ↑
Severity of disabilityH14ac02Specific restrictions, also classified as above ↑
Social and recreational activitiesS06abCurrent contacts
Social and recreational activitiesL03ac02bEating/drinking out, also classified as above ↑
Social and recreational activitiesF06ac06Visits to friends, also classified as above ↑
Work or educationE01abCurrent education
Work or educationE02abCurrent employment status, also classified as above ↑