Findings on happiness in Vandersluis et al. (2016): study NL 2011

Author(s)Vandersluis, W.; Bouman, M.B.; Deboer, N.K.H.
TitleLong-Term Follow-Up of Transgender Women After Secondary Intestinal Vaginoplasty
SourceThe Journal of Sexual Medicine, 2016, Vol. 13, 702-710
PublicTransgender women who underwent secondary intestinal vaginoplasty between 1970-2000, Netherlands, 201?
 Age M = 58 years, range 50-73 Postoperative time Median = 29.6 years, range 17.2-34.3
Survey nameUnnamed study
SampleNon-probability chunk sample
 All patients who underwent secondary intestinal vaginoplasty between 1970-2000 at VU medical center hospital in Amsterdam were invited.
Respondents N =9
 24 women met the criteria of the study, of which 5 were deceased and 3 untracable. Of the 16 remaining people that were contacted, 6 didn't respond and 1 didn't consent to participate in the study.
Non Response44%
AssesmentInterview: face-to-face
 7 were interviewed in person 2 were interviewed by phone
General remarksYear of assessment not reported, assumed to be 2011.
Happiness measure(s) used
Full textSelfreport on single question: Here is ladder representing the 'ladder of life'. Let's suppose the top of the ladder represents the best possible life for you; and the bottom, the worst possible life for you. On which step of the ladder do you feel you personally stand at the present time? 10 best possible 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 0 worst possible life This question was followed (not preceded) by items on life 5 years ago and 5 years from now.
Author's labelQuality of life
Page in publication706
Finding used in
nation ranks
 On original range 0 - 10On range 0 - 10
Standard deviation0.700.70