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Studies

Derogatis & Rutigliano (1996): study US 1991

Publication

Author(s):
Derogatis, L.R.; Rutigliano, P.J.
Title:
Derogatis Affects Balance Scale: DABS.
Source:
Spilker, B.;Ed.: "Quality of Life and Pharmacoeconomics in Clinical Trials, Second Edition", Lippincott-Raven Publishers, 1996, Philadelphia, USA, 169 - 177

Investigation

Public:
Students and mental patients, USA 199?
Sample:
Non-probability chunk sample
Respondents:
N = 338
Non Response:
not reported
Assessment:
Multiple methods
not reported

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:
Derogatis Affect Balance Scale (DABS)
Page in publication:
171-172

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Mental illness In ambulatory treatment
In mental hospital
Problems with sex
Being in treatment for mental disorder (vs not)