Findings on happiness in Schroevers et al. (2000): study NL 1990

Publication
Author(s)Schroevers, M.J.; Ranchor, A.V.; Sanderman, R.; VanSonderen, E.
TitleThe Evaluation of the Center for Epidemiologic Studies Repression (CES-D) Scale: Depressed and Positive Affect in Cancer Patients and Healing Reference Subjects.
SourceQuality of Life Research, 2000, Vol. 9, 1015 - 1029
DOIDOI:10.1023/A:1016673003237
Investigation
PublicCancer patients and controls, followed 15 months, the Netherlands, 1990
 A heterogenous group of 475 cancer patients, mean age 58.1 years. Agroup of 255 reference subjects, matched at group level on age and gender-ratio with the patient group.
 1990-?
Survey nameNot available
SampleNon-probability purposive sample
Respondents N =475
Non ResponseNot available
AssesmentQuestionnaire: paper
 Paper-and-pencil questionnaire and interview
Happiness measure(s) used
Full textSelfreport on single questions: "Please tell me how often you have felt this way during the past week...?" I was happy 0 rarely or none of the time 1 some or a little of the time 2 occasionally or a moderate amount of time 3 most of the time Item in CES-D (Center for Epidemiologic Studies of Depression) Scale
ClassificationM-TH-cw-sq-v-4-a
Page in publication1027
Finding used in
nation ranks
Yes
 On original range 0 - 3On range 0 - 10
Mean2.01
Standard deviation1.08

Scores in0123
%14.016.026.044.0

Full textSelfreport on single question: Please tell me how often you have felt this way during the past week...? I enjoyed life... 0 rarely or none of the time 1 some or a little of the time 2 occasionally or a moderate amount of time 3 most of the time Item in CES-D (Center for Epidemiologic Studies of Depression) Scale. Score reversed.
ClassificationM-TH-cw-sq-v-4-b
Page in publication1027
RemarksFindings based on this measure are not reported in this publication.
Finding used in
nation ranks
Yes
 On original range 0 - 3On range 0 - 10
Mean1.97
Standard deviation

Scores in0123
%16.015.026.043.0

Full textSelfreport on single question: …quality of life.. (full question not reported) Rated on open line scale. Endpoint not reported
ClassificationO-QOL-?-sq-ol-11-a
Page in publication1019
RemarksFindings based on this measures are not reported in this publication.
Finding used in
nation ranks
Yes

Full textSelfreport on four questions: Using the 1-7 scale below, indicate your agreement with each of the items by placing the appropriate number on the line preceding that item. Please be open and honest in your responding. A In most ways my life is close to ideal B The conditions of my life are excellent C I am satisfied with my life D So far, I have gotten the important things I want in life Answers rated: 7 strongly agree 6 agree 5 slightly agree 4 neither agree nor disagree 3 slightly disagree 2 disagree 1 strongly disagree Computation: A+B+C+D divided by 4 Name: Shortened Diener's Satisfaction with Life Scale (SWLS) (In the original scale item 5 reads: 'If I could live my life over, I would change nothing'. This item is left out in this selection because a positive answer to this question does not necessarily mean that the respondent doesn't like the life he/she actually lives.)
ClassificationO-Sum-u-mq-v-7-a
Author's labelSWSL
RemarksFindings based on this measure are not reported in this publication.
Finding used in
nation ranks
Yes

Correlational findings

Author's labelSubject Code
Finding
Subject description
Cancer patientsH14ad02Neoplasms (cancer) (c00-d48)