Findings on happiness in Lai et al. (2005): study TW 2000

Author(s)Lai, K.L.; Lee, H.S.; Tzeng, R.J.; Wang, B.L.
TitleHealth Related Quality of Life and Health Utility for the Institutional Elderly in Taiwan.
SourceQuality of Life Research, 2005, Vol. 14, 1169 - 1180
PublicElderly living in long-term care settings, Taiwan 2000
Survey nameNot available
SampleProbability simple random sample
 Twelve administrative districts were selected for study by random sampling. Sixty-two out of 458 long-term-care institutions (excluding veteran homes) in the 12 administrative districts returned their agreements to participate in this study. Unconscious persons and those who could not otherwise understand the the meaning of the questionnaires were excluded from the study.
Respondents N =465
Non Response9%
AssesmentInterview: face-to-face
Happiness measure(s) used
Full textSelfreport on single question: We ask you to think about your life in the last two weeks….. How would you rate your quality of life? 1 very poor 2 poor 3 neither poor nor good 4 good 5 very good Item 1 in WHOQOL-Bref
Author's labelOverall Quality of Life
Page in publication1173
RemarksMedian : 3; Mode :3.
Finding used in
nation ranks
 On original range 1 - 5On range 0 - 10
Standard deviation0.73

Correlational findings

Author's labelSubject Code
Subject description
Environment domainL16acAttitudes to local environment
Environment domainL16acAttitudes to local environment
General HealthH14af04Satisfaction with health
Health statusH14ab02dChronic illness
Health-related RatingH14ab02aGlobal health rating
Health-related Time-trade-off (TTO) utilityH14af06Preference for healthier over longer life
Physical domainH14ab02bHealth domain ratings
Psychological domainH15ab02Current mental complaints
Psychological domainL04ag02Psychological-morale inventories, also classified as above ↑
Self-careH14ac01Degree of restriction
Social relationships domainI07af02Satisfaction with intimacy
Social relationships domainI07af02Satisfaction with intimacy