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

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
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
RemarksOverall mean was calculated by WDH staff
Finding used in
nation ranks
 On original range 0 - 100On range 0 - 10
Standard deviation

Correlational findings

Author's labelSubject Code
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 ↑