Correlational findings

Study Farage et al. (2010): study US 2007

Women, aged 18-55, before and after menstruation, USA, 200?
Survey name
Unnamed study
N = 119
Non Response
Multiple assesment methods
Interview: face-to-face & Questionnaire: paper (not directly reported, assumed by WDH team) Farage Quality of Life general questionnaire Participants received $75 for participation.


Authors's Label
Menstruation pad
Our Classification
Happiness assessed 7 days before menstruation (T1) and 7 days after (T2).
Within age groups, subjects were randomly assigned to either an intervention group or a control group. The intervention group was given the new brand of menstrual pads to use during their next period and the control group was asked to use their usual menstrual pads.
1: new pad   (intervention)
0: usual pad (control)

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-QOL-cw-sq-v-5-a DM = + ns         Usual pads    New pads   Difference
T1:      M = 3.03    M = 2,93   -.10
T2:      M = 2.85    M = 2.93   +.08
-difference: -0.18        0.00

Question was not reported in publication, but provided on request by the author.
M-FH-cw-sq-v-5-c DM = + ns         Usual pads    New pads   Difference
T1:      M = 2.44    M = 2,39   -.05
T2:      M = 2.29    M = 2.34   +.05
-difference: -0.15       -0.05

Similar non-difference across age categories.

Users of new pad report no difference in happiness in week after menstruation.
Question was not in publication, but provided on request by the author.