Findings on happiness in Petersen-Ewert et al. (2005): study ZZ Europe 2003

Author(s)Petersen-Ewert, C.; Bullinger, M.; Power, M.; Schmidt, S.
TitleDevelopment and Pilot-Testing of a Health Related Quality of Life Chronic Generic Module for Children and Adolescents with Chronic Health Conditions: A European Perspective.
SourceQuality of Life Research, 2005, Vol. 14, 1065 - 1077
Public8-16 aged chronic patients, 7 EU countries, 2003
 patients recruited in Austria, Germany, Greece, France, Netherlands, Sweden and UK
Survey nameNot available
SampleNon-probability purposive sample
 Patients participating in focus groups in different hospitals in different countries. Inclusion criteria were: chronic health condition, consent by parents, age between 8 and 16 years and ability to understand questions
Respondents N =360
Non ResponseNot available
AssesmentInterview: face-to-face
Happiness measure(s) used
Full textSelfreport on single question: During the past 4 weeks, did you enjoy life? 1 never 2 seldom 3 quite often 4 very often 5 always
Author's labelHealth-related quality of life
Page in publication1065-77
Remarksskewness alpha: -1,77
DKNA %3.3
Finding used in
nation ranks
 On original range 1 - 5On range 0 - 10
Standard deviation0.79

Correlational findings

Author's label Our subject description
Generic health-related quality of life (G-HQOL)show  Global health rating
Generic health-related quality of life (G-HQOL)show  Satisfaction with multiple domains of life, also classified as above ↑