Findings on happiness in Caligiuri et al. (2012): study CA 2000

Author(s)Caligiuri, S; Lengyel, C.O.; Tate, R. B.
TitleChanges in food group consumption and associations with self-rated diet, health, life satisfaction, and menatl and physical functioning over 5 years in very old Canadian men: The Manitoba follow up study
SourceThe Journal of Nutrition, Health & Aging, 2012, 16 (8) 707-712
DOIDOI: 10.1007/s12603-012-0055-7
Public79 + aged men, Canada, followed 5 years, 200-2005
 World war 2 veterans; air force recruits 1948
Last assesment2005
Survey nameUS-Manitoba Follow-Up Study 2000-2005
SampleSampling not reported
Respondents N =2061
 Among these, community-dwelling men, 87% (736) responded in 2005 and had a 2000 survey.
Non ResponseNot available
AssesmentQuestionnaire: web
 The SAQ's were mailed to all participants to obtain information on self reported food group consumption, functional abilities, physical limitations, self-rated health, self-rated diet, and life satisfaction.
Happiness measure(s) used
Full textSelfreport on single question: How would you describe your satisfaction with life in general at present......? 1 bad 2 poor 3 fair 4 good 5 excellent
Author's labellife satisfaction
Page in publication709
Finding used in
nation ranks

Correlational findings

Author's label Our subject description
Change in food consupmtionshow  Change in health-behavior
Change in food consupmtionshow  Change in nutrition, also classified as above ↑
Change in Life Satisfactionshow  Actual changes in happiness
Change in Life Satisfactionshow  Ageing, also classified as above ↑