Findings on happiness in Bach et al. (1991): study US 1989

Publication
Author(s)Bach, J.R.; Campagnolo, D.I.; Hoeman, S.
TitleLife Satisfaction of Individuals with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy Using Long-Term Mechanical Ventilatory Support.
SourceAmerican Journal of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, 1991, Vol. 70, 129 - 135
Investigation
PublicDuchenne Muscular Dystrophy patients and controls, USA, 1985
 not reported, estimated 1989
Survey nameNot available
SampleNon-probability purposive sample
 All patients were using ventilatory support. 40 patients were registered with 2 MDA clinics; 42 were contacted through medical supplier nationwide. The two groups of patients were pooled.
Respondents N =335
Non ResponseNot available
 The 40 clinic respondents all responded when contacted. The non-response rate of patients contacted through the medical supplier could not be determined; when contact was made all cooperated further. .
AssesmentQuestionnaire: paper
 Mailed questionnaire
General remarksMean age of respondents 27.36 (range 14 to 44). Control-group (N= 273) of health care professionals (Mean age 33, range 21 to 59).
Happiness measure(s) used
Full textSelfreport on single question: We have talked about various parts of your life, now I want to ask you about your life as a whole. How satisfied are you with your life as a whole these days.....? 7 completely satisfied 6 5 4 neutral 3 2 1 completely dissatisfied
ClassificationO-SLW-c-sq-n-7-a
Author's labelSatisfaction with life in general
Page in publication130
Remarkspatients: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 % 2.5 2.5 7.5 17.5 35 26.3 8.8 Ms patients=6,57 SDs=2,18 controls: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 % 0.0 3.5 5.0 8.9 30 39.4 13 Ms controls=7,3 SDs=1,97
Finding used in
nation ranks
Yes
 On original range 1 - 7On range 0 - 10
Mean5.156.92
Standard deviation1.252.08

Scores in1234567
%1.33.06.313.232.532.910.9

Full textSelfreport on single question: Here are some words and phrases we would like you to use to describe how you feel about your present life..... 1 miserable 2 3 4 5 6 7 enjoyable Item in: Campbell's Semantic Differential Scale
ClassificationO-V-c-sq-n-7-b
Author's labelSemantic differential scale of general a
Page in publication131-132
RemarksPatients: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 % 1,3 5,0 7,6 31,7 17,8 20,3 16,5 Ms=6,43 SDs=2,43 controls: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 % 0,0 2,8 2,8 10,3 21,0 34,0 29,3 Ms=7,8 SDs=2,05
Finding used in
nation ranks
Yes
 On original range 1 - 7On range 0 - 10
Mean5.277.12
Standard deviation1.352.24

Scores in1234567
%0.73.95.221.019.327.122.9

Full textSelfreport on single question: Here are some words and phrases we would like you to use to describe how you feel about your present life..... 1 disappointing 2 3 4 5 6 7 rewarding Item in: Campbell's Semantic Differential Scale
ClassificationO-V-c-sq-n-7-c
Author's labelSemantic differential scale of general a
Page in publication131-132
RemarksPatients: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 % 5,0 1,3 7,5 42,5 20,0 12,5 11,3 Ms=5,9 SDs=2,35 controls: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 % 0,4 0,8 2,7 10,6 20,7 17,2 27,3 Ms=7,93 SDs=1,88
Finding used in
nation ranks
Yes
 On original range 1 - 7On range 0 - 10
Mean5.156.92
Standard deviation1.272.12

Scores in1234567
%2.71.05.126.520.414.919.3

Correlational findings

Author's labelSubject Code
Finding
Subject description
Duchenne muscular dystrophy deseaseH14ab02dChronic illness
Duchenne muscular dystrophy deseaseH14ad17aCongenital muscoloskletal deformities (q68), also classified as above ↑
Tracheostomic ventilationH17ac01Breating problems
Tracheostomic ventilationH17af14Ventilator assistance, also classified as above ↑