Correlational findings

Study Hébert et al. (2007): study CA Quebec 2006

Family caregivers followed before and after stress coping programme, Canada, Quebec, 2006
N =
Non Response
Questionnaire: Paper & Pencil Interview (PAPI)


Authors's Label
Impact of programme on caregivers
Our Classification
Happiness assessed: T1: at the beginning of the programme T2: immediately after the end of the 15 week programme
Experimental group:N=60,- Control group:N=58
A Experimental group followed 15 week programme involving 4 steps)
Week 1-3:
Step 1: identifying and specifying accurately the difficult (stressing) situation/event.
Week 4-15
Step 2: learning to make distinctions between changeable and unchangeable aspects of the different (stressing) situations/events.
Step 3: choosing a course of action or behaviour in respect to the changeable and/or the unchangeable aspects of the situation/event in order to cope efficiently with both aspects of it
Step 4: developing capacities to adapt efficiently to specific difficult situations/ events taking into account the possibilities of changeable and unchangeable aspects of it.

B Control group

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks A-BB-cm-mq-v-2-a DM = + T2 Happiness
- experimental group: M=+10,98; SD=3,55   
- control group:      M=+10,50; SD=3,15
A-BB-cm-mq-v-2-a DM = + p < .49 T1-T2 CHANGE in happiness
- experimental group: DM=+0,08; SD=3,15   
- control group:      DM=-0,19; SD=3,02
Difference            DM=+0,27