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Correlational findings

Study DeHaes et al. (1987): study NL 1981

Public:
Early breast cancer patient, followed 11 and 18 month after treatment, The Netherlands, 1981-1987
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 34
Non Response:
17% (6 refusals and one death in the meantime)
Assessment:
Questionnaire: paper
Mailed questionnaire, completed twice: 11 and 18 months aftertreatment

Correlate

Authors's label
Impact of breast- surgery on body image
Our Classification
Operationalization
Perceived impact of breast-surgery, rated on a 4-point scale (see de Haes & Welvaart, 1985)

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-SLW-se-sq-?-7-a Beta = +.16 11 months after surgery (T1) A-AOL-se-sq-v-7-a Beta = +.50 11 months after surgery (T1) O-SLW-se-sq-?-7-a Beta = +.49 18 months after surgery (T2)

Beta's controlled for:
- psychological complaints
- pain
- gastro-intestinal symptoms
- loss of libido, activity level
- fatigue
- fear of recurrence of cancer and death
A-AOL-se-sq-v-7-a Beta = +.23 18 months after surgery (T2)

Beta's controlled for:
- psychological complaints
- pain
- gastro-intestinal symptoms
- loss of libido
- activity level
- fatigue
- fear of recurrence of cancer and death