- 12-18 aged, chronic headache patients, The Netherlands, 199?
- N = 64
- Non Response:
Questionnaire and diary
- Authors's label
- Experienced stress
- Our Classification
- Self report on diary, kept during 4 weeks in which headache intensity and duration four times daily was reported, rated on a 5-point numerical scale:
0= "no headache"
1= "headache:I am only aware of it if I pay attention to it"
2= "headache, but I can ignore it at times"
3= "headache- I can't ignore it but I can do my usual activities"
4= "headache - It is difficult for me to concentrate. I can only do easy activities"
5= "headache as such that I can't do anything".
Defined as "any thoughts or events that the subject perceive as stress provoking" measured by recording the experienced stress (ES) once a day as part of the QLH-Y diary (collected over the four weeks the diary was kept).
Questions were e.g.:
- Please write down any thoughts that frequently came onto your mind this day or bothered you.
Reported stress in the diaries was recoded as:
1: school-related stress
2: health-related stress
3: interpersonal stress
4: other incidences of stress
5: not stress provoking instances
Afterward sum of stress categories 1-4 into total scores for experienced stress
Observed Relation with Happiness
- Trait Negative Affectivity (NA)
- Headache Index
- Negative aAffectivity*headache index
- Experienced Stress*headache index