Findings on happiness in Evans et al. (1985a): study US 1980

Author(s)Evans, R.W.; Blagg, C.R.; Garrison, L.P.; Hart, L.G.; Manninen, D.L.
TitleThe Quality of Life of Patients with End-Stage Renal Disease.
SourceThe New England Journal of Medicine, 1985, Vol. 312, 553 - 559
PublicPatients with end-stage renal disease, 11 dialysis and transplantation centers, USA., 198?
 Patients were stratified according to treatment approach; - home hemodialysis (287) - in-center hemodialysis (347) - CAPD (81) - transplantation (144)
 Year of data gathering not reported
Survey nameNot available
SampleNon-probability chunk sample
 All patients at the 11 centers who received CAPD were included. The other patients were randomly selected according to probability sampling procedures.
Respondents N =859
Non Response10%
AssesmentInterview: face-to-face
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 publication557
RemarksValues valid for all treatments. Unadjusted for Case Mix.
Finding used in
nation ranks
 On original range 1 - 7On range 0 - 10
Standard deviation1.62

Correlational findings

Author's label Our subject description
duration of treatmentshow  Medical career
treatmentshow  Haemodialysis
treatmentshow  Medication, also classified as above ↑
treatmentshow  Organ transplantation, also classified as above ↑
treatmentshow  Renal failure, also classified as above ↑
treatmentshow  Renal failure (n17-19), also classified as above ↑
treatmentshow  Setting of medical treatment, also classified as above ↑