Findings on happiness in Fromm et al. (1996): study US 1991

Author(s)Fromm, K.; Andrykowski, M.A.; Hunt, J.
TitlePositive and Negative Psycholosocial Sequelae of Bone Marrow Transplantation: Implications for Quality of Life Assessment.
SourceJournal of Behavioral Medicine, 1996, Vol. 19, 221 - 240
DOIDOI:10.1007/ BF01857767
PublicAdult bone marrow transplantation survivors, USA. 1991
Survey nameNot available
SampleNon-probability chunk sample
 Patients of 5 Bone Marrow Transplant centers. All Long-Term Survivers (5 to 10 years) and a random sample of Short-Term Survivers (1 to 4 years) The final sample for this study consist of 90 BMT recipients (58% male and 42% females)
Respondents N =172
Non Response36%
AssesmentInterview: telephone (CATI)
Happiness measure(s) used
Full textSelfreport on single question: Here is a picture of a ladder. Suppose we say that the top of the ladder represents the best possible life for you and the bottom represents the worst possible life for you. Where on the ladder do you feel you personally stand at the present time? [ 10 ] best possible life [ 9 ] [ 8 ] [ 7 ] [ 6 ] [ 5 ] [ 4 ] [ 3 ] [ 2 ] [ 1 ] [ 0 ] worst possible life Preceded by 1) open questions about what the respondent imagines as the best possible life and the worst possible life. 2) ratings on the ladder of one's life five years ago and where on the ladder one expects to stand five years from now. Name: Cantril's self anchoring ladder rating of life (original)
Author's labelQOL rating
Page in publication221/240
Finding used in
nation ranks
 On original range 0 - 10On range 0 - 10
Standard deviation4.804.80

Correlational findings

Author's labelSubject Code
Subject description
positive and negative sequaleH17aiAttitudes to medical treatment
positive and negative sequaleH14ad02aBone and articular cartilage (c40-41), also classified as above ↑
positive and negative sequaleH17af08Organ transplantation, also classified as above ↑
positive and negative sequaleH17agSucces of medical treatment, also classified as above ↑
positive and negative sequaleL06ab01eSum of negative life-events, also classified as above ↑
positive and negative sequaleL06ab01fSum of positive life-events, also classified as above ↑