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 label Our subject description
Change in functional independenceshow  Diseases of the musculoskeletal system
Change in functional independenceshow  Recovery from disease, also classified as above ↑
Change in functional independenceshow  Revalidation from handicap, also classified as above ↑
Cognition functional statusshow  Coping with specific life-events
Locomotionshow  Current handicap
Self-careshow  Self ratings of mental health