Findings on happiness in Evans et al. (1990): study US 1986

Author(s)Evans, R.W.; Manninen, D.L.; Rader, B.
TitleThe Quality of Life of Hemodialysis Recipients Treated with Recombinant Human Erythnopoietin.
SourceJournal of the American Medical Association, 1990, Vol. 263, 825 - 830
PublicPatients with end-stage renal disease , USA, followed 11 month, 1986
Collect periodfall
 Questionnaires were completed at three points in time: - T1= baseline - T2= first follow-up (4,4 month later) - T3= second follow-up (10,3 month from baseline)
Survey nameNot available
SampleNon-probability purposive-expert sample
 Patients were selected on the basis of 11 criteria from nine dialysis centers. Exclusion criteria were 14.
Respondents N =329
Non ResponseNot available
AssesmentQuestionnaire: paper
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
Author's labelLife satisfaction
Page in publication829
RemarksMean as assessed at T1. (T2: M= 5,92, T3: M= 6,02)
Finding used in
nation ranks
 On original range 1 - 7On range 0 - 10
Standard deviation1.77

Full textSelfreport on single question: Taken all together, how would you say things are these days? Would you say that you are....? 3 very happy 2 pretty happy 1 not too happy
Author's labelWell-being
Page in publication829
RemarksMean as assessed at T1. % very happy: T1: 18%, T2: 2,77%, T3: 26,2%
Finding used in
nation ranks
 On original range 1 - 3On range 0 - 10
Standard deviation3.13

Correlational findings

Author's labelSubject Code
Subject description
therapy with rHuEPO (recombinant human erythropoietin)H17af07Medication
therapy with rHuEPO (recombinant human erythropoietin)H14ad14aRenal failure (n17-19), also classified as above ↑