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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
Physical functioning
Our Classification
Operationalization
Self report of physical ability in the following activities:
- Vigorous activities, e.g. running
- Moderate activities, e.g. moving a table
- Lifting or carrying groceries
- Climbing several flights of stairs
- Climbing one flight of stairs
- Bending, kneeling or stooping
- Walking more than a mile
- Waiting several blocks
- Walking one block
- Bathing or dressing oneself

SF-36 Physical functioning subscale

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks C-BW-c-sq-l-11-a r = +.27 ns T1 happiness by T2 physical functioning C-BW-c-sq-l-11-a r = -.10 ns T1 physical functioning by T2 happiness

T1-T2: before-after 20 week rehabilitation program