- MS patients and their spouse, The Netherlands, 200?
- N = 140
- Non Response
Self report checklist and an electronic diary kept during 14 days.
- Authors's Label
- Negative reactions of partner
- Our Classification
- Both patients and their spouces kept a structured electronic dairy during 14 days, which they completed at the end of the day
0: Patients 30% (N=18), Spouces 21% (N=13)
1: Patients 70% (N=43), Spouces 79% (N=46)
Mean number of days on which negative responses were reported: 2,6
- Selfreport on four questions:
Did it happen today that your partner..
a: made disapproving remarks on you
b: avoided you
c: hurt your feelings
d: demended a lot of you?
Rated: 0 (not at all) to 3 (very much)
0 no negative reactions at all
1 one or more negative reactions during the 14 day period
Observed Relation with Happiness
No negative reactions M = 0,97 M = 1,11
Negative reactions M = 0,92 M = 1,00
difference -0,05 -0,11
No significant difference in Positive nor Negative Affect, and hence neither in Affect Balance