Findings on happiness in Chiu et al. (2006): study TW 2005

Author(s)Chiu, W.T.; Huang, S.J.; Hwang, H.F.; Tsauo, J.Y.
TitleUse of the WHOQOL-BREF for Evaluating Persons with Traumatic Brain Injury.
SourceJournal of Neurotrauma, 2006, Vol. 23, 1609 - 1620
PublicBrain injury patients, Taiwan, 2005
Collect period1-6
Survey nameNot available
SampleNon-probability chunk sample
 Patients of 22 hospitals in northern Taiwan, considered by the head and Spinal Cord Research Group in Taiwan to have the ability to manage traumatic head injuries
Respondents N =199
Non Response43%
 Traumatic brain injury cases (675); reached by telephone 354(52%), not reached 321(48%). From the 354( 56%) reached by telephone 199 (56%) were participants and 155 (43%) were non-participants.
AssesmentInterview: telephone (CATI)
General remarks-
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
Page in publication1614
Finding used in
nation ranks
 On original range 1 - 5On range 0 - 10
Standard deviation0.70

Correlational findings

Author's labelSubject Code
Subject description
Overall quality of lifeX01UNCLASSIFIED