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Studies

Derogatis et al. (1979): study US 1976

Publication

Author(s):
Derogatis, L.R.; Abeloff, M.D.; Melisaratos, N.
Title:
Psychological Coping Mechanisms and Survival Time in Metastatic Breast Cancer.
Source:
JAMA, 1979, Vol. 242, 1504 - 1508

Investigation

Public:
Cancer patients, followed 1 year, USA, 1976-1978
Sample:
Non-probability chunk sample
Respondents:
N = 35
Non Response:
not reported
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face
Self-report at T1, Assessment of vital status at T2

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Selfreport on 40 items

Lead sentence and items not reported

Positive affect dimensions
A  Joy
B  Contentment
C  Vigor
D  affection

Negative affect dimensions
E   Anxiety
F   Depression
G  Guilt
H  Hostility

Rated
0  not at all
1
2
3
4  extremely

Computation:
Positive Affects Total   (PTOT): A+B+C+D
Negative Affects Total (NTOT): E+F+G+H
Affects Balance Index (ABI)     : PTOT-NTOT/20

Name: Derogatis Affects Balance Scale, short  (DBAS)
Classification:
A-Bde-c-mq-n-5-a
Author's label:
Mood and affect
Remarks:
Long-term survivors: M=1,27, Short-term survivors: M=2,01 (p<.05)
Page in publication:
1505

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Survival Longevity (assessed in follow up)