Findings on happiness in Brooks & McKinlay (1983): study GB 1980

Author(s)Brooks, D.N.; McKinlay, W.
TitlePersonality and Behavioral Change after Severe Blunt Head Injury - A Relative`s View.
SourceJournal of Neurology, Neurosurgery and Psychiatry, 1983, Vol. 46, 336 - 340
PublicSeverely head injured patients, Glasgow UK, 1980-82
 Patients had been in post traumatic amnesia of at least 48 hours or in coma for at least 6 hours.
Survey nameNot available
SampleNon-probability chunk sample
Respondents N =55
 46 males; 9 females; mean age 35,7;
Non ResponseNot available
AssesmentQuestionnaire: paper
 completed by close relatives. Close relatives defined as the person with the main responsibility for the patient was interviewed at 3, 6 and 12 month after injury.
Happiness measure(s) used
Full textFamily rating on single question: personality of the patient now .. (full lead question not reported) 1 unhappy 2 3 4 5 happy Item in longer adjective checklist
Author's labelhappiness
Page in publication336-344
Finding used in
nation ranks

Correlational findings

Author's labelSubject Code
Subject description
change happiness after injuryH14acCurrent functional health
change happiness after injuryH02aa02aGetting handicapped, also classified as above ↑
change happiness after injuryH04aa03Retrospective changes in happiness (unspecified), also classified as above ↑
change happiness after injuryL05ab02Specific life-changes, also classified as above ↑
change happiness after injuryV06ab01Victim of accident, also classified as above ↑