Findings on happiness in Rakib et al. (2005): study GB London 1999

Author(s)Rakib, A.; Pinching, A.J.; Priebe, S.; White, P.D.
TitleSubjective Quality of Life in Patients with Chronic Fatique Syndrome.
SourceQuality of Life Research, 2005, Vol. 14, 11 - 19
PublicPatients with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS), London, 1999.
Survey nameNot available
SampleNon-probability chunk sample
 CFS patients attending clinics in departments of Immunology and Psychiatry
Respondents N =73
Non Response62,8%
AssesmentQuestionnaire: paper
 By patients.
Happiness measure(s) used
Full textSelfreport on single question: How satisfied are you with your life as a whole today? 1 couldn't be worse 2 displeased 3 mostly dissatisfied 4 mixed 5 mostly satisfied 6 pleased 7 couldn't be better Item in Manchester Short Assessment of QOL (MANSA)
Author's labelMANSA Quality of Life Scale
Page in publication15
Finding used in
nation ranks
 On original range 1 - 7On range 0 - 10
Standard deviation0.80

Correlational findings

Author's labelSubject Code
Subject description
Chronic fatigueH13ac02aAlcoholic (f10)
Chronic fatigueH14abCurrent general health status, also classified as above ↑
Chronic fatigueH13ac04aDepressive (f31-33), also classified as above ↑
Chronic fatigueH14ad18cFatigue (r53), also classified as above ↑