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Correlational findings

Study Arnold et al. (2006): study NL 2001

Public:
COPD patients, before and after 20 week rehabilitation programme, Netherlands, 2001-2002
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 65
Non Response:
21
Assessment:
Questionnaire: paper
Patients filled questionnaires at the beginning (T1) and at the end (T2) of the program. The length of the programme varied, with the average duration being 20 weeks ( SD=11.2)

Correlate

Authors's label
Pulmonary rehabilitation program
Our Classification
Operationalization
1 Experimental group: High intensity duration program
0 Controls: Standard care in general hospital

The experimental pulmonary rehabilitation program involved:
a: pharmaco┬Člogical treatment (optimalisation of medication by a pulmonologist, mostly consisting of bronchodilator ther┬Čapy)
b: strength and endurance training, breathing retraining
c: dietary interventions.
d: psycho-social interventions aimed at psycho-education and self-management of the patients.

The programme differed from common programmes in  a longer duration and a higher intensity.

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks C-BW-c-sq-l-11-a DM = + p < .03              Experimental   Control
T1           M=5,3 SD=1,4   M=6,1 SD=1,5
T2           M=5,9 SD=1,7
-difference   +0,6
C-BW-c-sq-l-11-a ES = .43 C-BW-c-sq-l-11-a t. = 2.2