Findings on happiness in Hicks et al. (2004): study US 1997

Publication
Author(s)Hicks, L.S.; Ayanian, J.Z.; Cleary, P.D.; Epstein, A.M.
TitleDifferences in Health-Related Quality of Life and Treatment Preferences among Black and white Patiens with End-Stage Final Disease.
SourceQuality of Life Research, 2004, Vol. 13, 1129 - 1137
DOIDOI:10.1023/B:QURE.0000031350.56924.cc
Investigation
Public18-54 aged, dialysed patients, USA,1997
 1997-1998 Approximately 10 months after starting dialysing for end-stage renal disease (ESRD)
Survey nameNot available
SampleProbability stratified sample
 - Patients selected by networks in 4 geographical areas - post-stratified by race and sex - Each participant was offered a stipend for the interview
Respondents N =1392
Non Response17,1%
AssesmentInterview: telephone (CATI)
Happiness measure(s) used
Full textSelfreport on 5 questions: During the past month, how much of the time did you feel: A very nervous B so down in the dumps that nothing could cheer you up C calm and peaceful D downhearted and blue E happy Response options: 6 all of the time 5 most of the time 4 a good bit of the time 3 some of the time 2 a little of the time 1 none of the time Summation: (A+B+D)-(C+E)
ClassificationA-AB-cm-mq-v-6-a
Author's labelEmotional well-being
Page in publication1130
Finding used in
nation ranks
Yes

Correlational findings

Author's labelSubject Code
Finding
Subject description
EthnicityE04ab03tEthnic status in the USA
GenderG01aaSex (male vs female)
Preference for transplantationH12adAttitudes to health-maintenance
Preference for transplantationH17ai01Attitudes to organ-transplantation, also classified as above ↑
Preference for transplantationH17af08baWant for organ transplantation, also classified as above ↑
Very certain of preference for transplantationH12adAttitudes to health-maintenance
Very certain of preference for transplantationH17ai01bAttitudes to organ-reception, also classified as above ↑
Very certain of preference for transplantationH14ad14aRenal failure (n17-19), also classified as above ↑