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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 =
Non Response
21
Assessment
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)

Correlate

Authors's Label
Self efficacy: control symptoms
Our Classification
Remarks
Assessed before (T1) and after (T2) 20 week rehabilitation program T1- T2 change p<.002
Distribution
Range  0-24;  T1:  M = 17,8  SD = 3,2  T2: M = 19,7 SD = 2,9
Operationalization
Self report on six questions such as:
- How confident are you that you can control your breathlessness by taking your medications?

Subscale of Sullivan 1998 self efficacy scale

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks C-BW-c-sq-l-11-a r = +.06 ns T1 symptom control by T2 happiness C-BW-c-sq-l-11-a Beta = +.03 ns - age
- gender
- T1 happiness (indicating CHANGE in happiness)
C-BW-c-sq-l-11-a Beta = +.25 ns Beta's controled for:
- age
- gender
- T1 happiness (indicating CHANGE in happiness)

T1-T2: before-after 20 week rehabilitation program
C-BW-c-sq-l-11-a r = +.15 ns T1-T2 CHANGE in symptom control by T2 happiness