Findings on happiness in Ostir et al. (2006): study US 2001

Author(s)Ostir, G.V.; Berges, I.M.; Ottenbacher, K.J.; Rice, J.; Smith, D.; Smith, P.M.
TitleDoes Change in Functional Performance Affect Quality of Life in Persons with Orthopaedic Impairment.
SourceSocial Indicators Research, 2006, Vol. 77, 79 - 93
Public40+ orthopedic patients, 3 month after discharge, USA, 2002
 4 main orthopaedic groups: 1)-Lower extrmity joint replacements(66.8%) 2)-Lower extremity fracture (21.4%) 3)-Multiplle fractures (2.8%) 4)-Other orthopaedic conditions(9%). Median age 72 years. Median length of stay 8 days
Survey nameNot available
 IT HealthTrack Database
SampleNon-probability chunk sample
Respondents N =3751
Non Response228
AssesmentInterview: telephone (CATI)
 by nurses
Happiness measure(s) used
Full textSelfreport on single question: Please rate your satisfaction with your quality of life 1 very dissatisfied 2 somewhat dissatisfied 3 somewhat satisfied 4 very satisfied
Author's labelQualite of life
Page in publication79-93
Finding used in
nation ranks

Correlational findings

Author's labelSubject Code
Subject description
Change in functional independenceH14ad13Diseases of the musculoskeletal system
Change in functional independenceH14aa02bRecovery from disease, also classified as above ↑
Change in functional independenceH02aa02cRevalidation from handicap, also classified as above ↑
Cognition functional statusC11ab04Coping with specific life-events
LocomotionH02abCurrent handicap
Self-careH13ab02Self ratings of mental health