Correlational findings

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

COPD patients, before and after 20 week rehabilitation programme, Netherlands, 2001-2002
N = 65
Non Response
Questionnaire: Paper & Pencil Interview (PAPI)
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)


Authors's Label
Psychological functioning
Our Classification
Self reporty on the following questions:
a: How much of time, during the past month, have you been a very nervous person?
B: How often, during the past month, have you felt so down in the dumps that nothing could cheere you up?
c: How much of the time, during the past month, have you felt calm and peaceful?
d: how much of the time, during the paste month, have you felt downhearted and blue?
e: During the paste month, how much of the time were you a happy person?

SF-36 Psychological Functioning subscale

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks C-BW-c-sq-l-11-a r = +.46 p < .01 T1 happiness by T2 psychological functioning C-BW-c-sq-l-11-a r = +.38 p < .05 T1 physical functioning by T2 happiness

T1-T2: before-after 20 week rehabilitation program