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Correlational findings

Study Kobayashi et al. (2005): study JP 2001

Public:
Cancer out-patients, followed 4 weeks, Japan, 2001
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 249
Non Response:
6%
Assessment:
Questionnaire: paper
By patients twice at home with a 4-weeks interval.

Correlate

Authors's label
EORTC QLQ-C30 scale
Our Classification
Operationalization
Selfreport on 30 questions:
a. Do you have any trouble doing strenuous activities, like carrying a heavy shopping bag or a suitcase.
b. Do you have any trouble taking a long walk.
c. Do you have any trouble taking a short walk outside of the house
d. Do you need to stay in bed or a chair during the day
e. Do you need help with eating, dressing, washing yourself or using the toilet
During the past week:
f. Were you limited in doing eihter your work or other daily activities
g. Were you limited in pursuing your hobbies or other leisure time activities
h. Were you short of breath
i. Have you had pain
j. Did you need a rest
k. Have you had trouble sleeping
l. Have you felt weak
m. Have you lacked appetite
n. Have you felt nauseated
o. Have you vomited
p. Have you been constipated
q. Have you had diarrhea
r. Were you tired
s. Did pain interfere with you daily activities
t. Have you had difficulty in concentrating on things, like reading a newspaper or watching television
u. Did you feel tense
v. Did you worry
w. Did you feel irritable
x. Did you feel depressed
y. Have you had difficulty remembering things
z. Has your physical condition or medical treatment interfered with you family life
aa. Has your physical condition or medical treatment interfered with your social activities
ab. Has your physical condition or medical treatment caused you financial difficulties
ac. How would you rate your overall health during the past week
ad. How would you rate your overall quality of life during the past week.

Rating: The questionnaire consist of a scale from 1 to 4, where 1 is Not at All, 2 is A Little, 3 is Quite a Bit and 4 is Very much on which the patient needs to answer 28 questions. The last 2 questions (29,30) the patient needs to circle a number from 1 to 7 (Very Poor to Excellent) on which the patient needs to circle a number that best applies to him/her.

Name: EORTC (European Organization for Research and Treatment of Cancer) developped a core questionnaire (EORTC QLQ-C30) to assess Quality of Life in cancer patients.

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks M-FH-cw-mq-n-11-a r = +.47