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 label Our subject description
Environment domainshow  Attitudes to local environment
Environment domainshow  Attitudes to local environment
General Healthshow  Satisfaction with health
Health statusshow  Chronic illness
Health-related Ratingshow  Global health rating
Health-related Time-trade-off (TTO) utilityshow  Preference for healthier over longer life
Physical domainshow  Health domain ratings
Psychological domainshow  Current mental complaints
Psychological domainshow  Psychological-morale inventories, also classified as above ↑
Self-careshow  Degree of restriction
Social relationships domainshow  Satisfaction with intimacy
Social relationships domainshow  Satisfaction with intimacy