Findings on happiness in Spijkerboer et al. (2006): study NL 2006

Publication
Author(s)Spijkerboer, A.W.; Bogers, A.J.; DeKoning, W.B.; Utens, E.M.
TitleHealth-Related Quality of Life in Children and Adolescents after Invasive Treatment for Congenital Hearth Disease.
SourceQuality of Life Research, 2006, Vol. 5, 663 - 673
DOIDOI:10.1007/s11136-005-3692-z
Investigation
PublicChildren treated for heart disease 8 years ago, Netherlands, 2006
 Patients: Survivors of invasive treatment for congential heart disease 8 years ago at Erasmus Medical Centre Rotterdam Controls: children from general population.
Survey nameNot available
SampleNon-probability purposive sample
 Patients: Non-probability Controls: Random sample from general population.
Respondents N =113
Non Response27%
AssesmentQuestionnaire: paper
 Questionnaire filled in during hospital visit. Child form was filld in by 8- to 15 year old patients during psychological examination in hospital. Parents of patients completed the parent form independently from their child in the waiting room.
Happiness measure(s) used
Full textSelf rating on 16 questions: In the recent weeks, did you feel A Joyfull B In good spirits C Contented E Enthusiastic F Relaxed G Happy H Confident J Cheerfull K Short-tempered L Jealous M Anxious N Sad O Angry P Worried Q Gloomy R Aggressive Rated: 0 never 1 sometimes 2 often Summation: (A+B+C+D+E+F+G+H+J) - (K+L+M+N+O+P+Q+R) Name: TACQOL Positive and Negative emotional functioning scales
ClassificationA-AB-cm-mq-v-3-a
Author's labelChilds rating of own emotions
RemarksAffect Balance Scale computed by us on the basis of positive and negative emotion scores reported in this publication. Healthy controls: M = 2,7
Finding used in
nation ranks
Yes
 On original range -16 - 16On range 0 - 10
Mean0.90
Standard deviation


Full textParent's rating of child on 16 questions: In the recent weeks, did your child feel A Joyfull B Contented E Enthusiastic F Relaxed G Happy H Confident J Cheerfull K Short-tempered L Jealous M Anxious N Sad O Angry P Worried Q Gloomy R Aggressive Rated: 0 never 1 sometimes 2 often Summation: (A+B+C+D+E+F+G+H+J) - (K+L+M+N+O+P+Q+R) Name: TACQOL Positive and Negative emotional functioning scales
ClassificationA-AB-cm-rdf-v-3-a
Author's labelParents rating of childs emotions.
RemarksAffect Balance Scale computed by us on the basis of positive and negative emotion scores reported in this publication
Finding used in
nation ranks
Yes
 On original range -16 - 16On range 0 - 10
Mean2.00
Standard deviation


Correlational findings

Author's labelSubject Code
Finding
Subject description
boys/girlsG01aaSex (male vs female)
Congenital heart disease in childrenH14ad17Congenital malformations and chromosomal abnormalities (q00-99)
Congenital heart disease in childrenH17aa01Earlier medical treatment, also classified as above ↑
Congenital heart disease in childrenH17ac06Heart disease, also classified as above ↑
Congenital heart disease in childrenH17af13Surgery, also classified as above ↑
Parents rating of child's happineesH07ab02fA-AB by A-CA
Parents rating of child's happineesH07ab02dA-AB by A-AB, also classified as above ↑
Parents rating of child's happineesH09ab01Rating of happiness by parents, also classified as above ↑