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Correlational findings

Study Mellor et al. (2003): study AU 2003

Public
Short-stay in-ward surgery patients, shortly before and after treatment, Australia 2003
Sample
Respondents
N = 148
Non Response
Assessment
Questionnaire: paper
First questionnaire completed. prior to admission. Second 2 days after surgery, second version and third questionnare 1 week after discharge. The 3rd version was returned by reply paid mail.

Correlate

Authors's Label
Change in happiness before and after surgery
Our Classification
Remarks
Affect Balance computed by WDH team, substracting NA from PA
Distribution
T1 10 days prior to admission M=2.31
T2 2 days after surgery            M=0.82
T3 1 week after discharge      M=2.40
Operationalization
Happiness assessed at
T1: 10 days prior to admission
T2: 2 days after surgery
T3: 1 week after discharge

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks A-BH-g-mq-v-5-a DM = + T1 10 days prior to admission M=2.31
T2 2 days after surgery       M=0.82
T3 1 week after discharge     M=2.40

Happiness assessed at
T1: 10 days prior to admission
T2: 2 days after surgery
T3: 1 week after discharge