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Studies

DeHaes et al. (1987): study NL 1981

Publication

Author(s):
DeHaes, J.C.; Pennink, B.J.; Welvaart, K.
Title:
The Distinction between Cognition and Affect.
Source:
Social Indicators Research, 1987, Vol. 19, 367 - 378

Investigation

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

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Selfreport on single question

"Taken things together: how did you feel since you got ill....?"
7  very good
6
5
4
3
2
1  very bad
Classification:
A-AOL-se-sq-v-7-a
Author's label:
Affect
Remarks:
T1: M = 4.27    SD = 1.2    Ms' = 6.7             
T2: M = 4.61    SD = 0.8    Ms' = 7.2
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 0%,   2: 0%,   3: 0%,   4: 0%,   5: 0%,   6: 0%,   7: 0%
Summary Statistics
On original range 1 - 7 On range 0-10
Mean:
4.44
SD:
1.00
Full text:
Selfreport on single question :

"How satisfied are you about your life as a whole since that time?" ( onset of disease)
7   very satisfied
6
5
4
3
2
1   very dissatisfied
Classification:
O-SLW-se-sq-?-7-a
Author's label:
Cognition
Remarks:
T1: M = 4.91    SD = 1.0    Ms' = 7.7
T2: M = 4.97    SD = 1.0    Ms' = 7.8
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 0%,   2: 0%,   3: 0%,   4: 0%,   5: 0%,   6: 0%,   7: 0%
Summary Statistics
On original range 1 - 7 On range 0-10
Mean:
7.75
SD:
1.00

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Condition after surgery Symptoms of bad health Time since treatment Surgery
Breast cancer (c50)
Psychological complaints Scores on symptom inventories Fatigue Fatigue Pain Pain Gastro-intestinal symptoms Current disease (who icd-10 classification) Activity level Fear of recurrence of cancer and death Concerns about health Loss of libido Problems with sex
Change in sex-life
Impact of breast- surgery on body image Change in self-image
Change in appearance