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Correlational findings

Study Fromm et al. (1996): study US 1991

Public
Adult bone marrow transplantation survivors, USA. 1991
Sample
Respondents
N = 172
Non Response
36%
Assessment
Interview: telephone (CATI)

Correlate

Authors's Label
positive and negative sequale
Our Classification
Remarks
Greater appreciation of life mentioned by 47% (coded as positive self)
Distribution
% statements:
- positive 90%, negative 86% about self
- positive 89%, negative 74% about family
- positive 49%, negative 43% about others
Operationalization
Self-report on open questions about changes following treatment:
a: Self-sequelae:
   Changes specifically related to the BMT survivor
b: Family-sequelae:
   Changes  related to the respondent's family
c: Other sequelae:
   Changes related to outsiders

Responses within each of this three categories were categorized as positive or negative
Examples:
- positive self:   more spirituality
- negative self:   isolation
- positive family: more support
- negative family: financial constrait
- positive other:  increased contacts
- negative other:  lack of empaphy

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks C-BW-c-sq-l-11-a r = +.04 ns Number of positive changes C-BW-c-sq-l-11-a r = -.41 p < .01 Number of negative changes