Findings on happiness in Riis et al. (2005): study US 2003

Publication
Author(s)Riis, J.; Baron, J.; Loewenstein, G.
TitleIgnoranc of Hedonic Adaptation to Hemodialysis: A Study Using Ecological Momentary Assessment.
SourceJournal of Experimental Psychology, 2005, Vol. 134, 3 - 9
DOIDOI:10.1037/0096-3445.134.1.3
Investigation
PublicHemodialysis patients and controls, USA, 2003
Survey nameNot available
SampleNon-probability purposive sample
 49 matched pairs: 49 end-stage renal patients receiving hemodialysis treatment three times per week and 49 healthy controls. Controls were match for: sexe, race, age (within 6 years), years of education (witin 4 years) Patients were selected from a pool of 229 hemodialysis patients at nine dialysis centers in the Ann Arbor, USA
Respondents N =49
Non Response21
AssesmentQuestionnaire: paper
 Questionaire and Experience sampling using PDA.
Happiness measure(s) used
Full textSelfreport on single question: .. Average mood during a typical week… (full question not reported) +2 very pleasant +1 pleasant 0 neutral -1 slightly unpleasant -2 very unpleasant
ClassificationA-AOL-g-sq-v-5-c
Author's labelAverage mood
Page in publication3-9
RemarksThis question was administered to 126 non-participants, for detecting a possible selection effect. Non reponse was 21%
Finding used in
nation ranks
Yes

Full textSelfreport on single question: What percentage of time in a typical week do you feel.. (percentages must add up to 100) +2 very pleasant +1 pleasant 0 neutral - 1 slightly unpleasant - 2 very unpleasant Computation: % response x value/100
ClassificationA-TH-g-sq-v-5-c
Author's labelEstimated mood: typical week
Page in publication3-9
RemarksPatients: M = 0,78, Controls: M = 0,67 This question was asked BEFORE a week long experience sampling
Finding used in
nation ranks
Yes
 On original range -2 - 2On range 0 - 10
Mean0.69
Standard deviation


Full textSelfreport on single question: How did you feel just before the beeper went off? - 2 very unpleasant - 1 0 + 1 +2 very pleasant
ClassificationA-ARE-mi-sq-v-5-a
Author's labelMeasured mood (Mean Experience sampling)
Page in publication3-9
RemarksExperience sampling using PDA that beeped randomly within each 90 minute interval of the day during a week Patients: M = 0,70, SE = 0,07 (Controls: M = 0,83, SE = 0,07)
Finding used in
nation ranks
Yes
 On original range -2 - 2On range 0 - 10
Mean0.70
Standard deviation


Full textSelfreport of daily mood on 9 questions 'Please indicate how much of each emotion you felt today A happy B depressed, blue C joyful D pleased E frustrated F angry, hostile G enjoyment, fun H worried, anxious I unhappy Answer options: 1 not at all 2 very slight 3 somewhat 4 moderate amount 5 much 6 very much 7 extremely much Options presented horizontally Computation: (A+C+D+G)-(B+E+F+H+I) Name: Diener's 'Daily Mood scale'
ClassificationA-BD1-md-mq-v-7-a
Author's labelMeasured mood
Page in publication3-9
RemarksPatients: PA = 3,1, NA = 0,9, ABS = 2,2 (Controls: PA = 3,3, NA = 1,0, ABS = 2,1) Affect balance (ABS) computed by WDH-team
Finding used in
nation ranks
Yes
 On original range -6 - 6On range 0 - 10
Mean2.20
Standard deviation


Full textSelfreport on single question: How do you feel about your life as a whole? +3 very satisfied +2 +1 0 - 1 -2 -3 very unsatisfied
ClassificationO-SLW-u-sqr-n-7-a
Author's labelLife satisfaction
Page in publication3-9
RemarksThis question was asked first in 10% of the prompts in an Experience sampling study during one week
Finding used in
nation ranks
Yes

Full textSelfreport on single question: What percentage of time in the last week do you feel.. (percentages must add up to 100) +2 very pleasant +1 pleasant 0 neutral - 1 slightly unpleasant - 2 very unpleasant Computation: % response x value/100
ClassificationA-TH-cw-sq-v-5-a
Author's labelEstimated mood: last week
RemarksPatients: M = 0,61, Controls: M = 0,67 This question was asked AFTER a week long experience sampling
Finding used in
nation ranks
Yes
 On original range -2 - 2On range 0 - 10
Mean0.61
Standard deviation


Correlational findings

Author's labelSubject Code
Finding
Subject description
patients (vs controls)H07ab02cA-AOL by A-ARE
patients (vs controls)H14ad14aRenal failure (n17-19), also classified as above ↑