Findings on happiness in Hall et al. (1999): study US 1996

Publication
Author(s)Hall, K.M.; Charlifue, S.; Knudsen, S.T.
TitleFollow-Up Study of Individuals With High Tetraplegia (C1-C4) 14 to 24 Years Postinjury.
SourceArchives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 1999, Vol. 80, 1507 - 1513
URLhttp://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/10569448
Investigation
PublicTetraplegia patients 14-24 years after injury, United States, 1996
 Individuals with C1-C4 tetraplegia between 14 and 24 years post-injury who had receved acute inpatient rehabilitation.
Survey nameUnnamed study
 Own survey conducted as a third phase of data collection. The High Quadriplegia Questionnaire (HQQ) by Whiteneck in 1984 (phase one of study).
SampleNon-probability purposive sample
 Participants are those who had been interviewed for the first phase of the study.
Respondents N =82
Non ResponseNot available
AssesmentInterview: telephone (CATI)
 When telephone interview was not possible, face-to-face interviews or mailed questionnaires were used.
General remarksYear not stated but assumed based on details provided.
Happiness measure(s) used
Full textSelfreport on single question: How would you rate your quality of life? 1 very poor 2 poor 3 neither poor nor good 4 good 5 very good
ClassificationO-QOL-u-sq-v-5-a
Author's labelQuality of life
Page in publication1509
RemarksReported distributon is based on a scale of 0 to 4. Observed distribution is based on a scale of 1 to 5 for comparability.
Finding used in
nation ranks
Yes
 On original range 1 - 5On range 0 - 10
Mean3.93
Standard deviation0.85


Full textSelfreport on single question: Are you glad to be alive? 2 yes 1 no
ClassificationO-V-u-sq-v-2-a
Author's labelQuality of life
Page in publication1509
Finding used in
nation ranks
Yes
 On original range 1 - 2On range 0 - 10
Mean1.90
Standard deviation0.22


Correlational findings

Author's labelSubject Code
Finding
Subject description
Ventilator assistanceH17ac01Breating problems
Ventilator assistanceH17ac11Tetraplegia, also classified as above ↑
Ventilator assistanceH17af14Ventilator assistance, also classified as above ↑