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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
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