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Studies

Greaves-Otte et al. (1991): study NL 1990

Publication

Author(s):
Greaves-Otte, J.G.; Greaves, J.; Kruyt, P.M.; VanderWouden, J.C.
Title:
Problems at Social Re-Integration of Long-Term Cancer Survivors.
Source:
European Journal of Cancer, 1991, Vol. 27, 178 - 181

Investigation

Public:
Ex-cancer patients, the Netherlands, 1987
Sample:
Non-probability purposive sample
Respondents:
N = 649
Non Response:
127
Assessment:
Questionnaire: paper

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Selfreport on 10 questions:

"During the past week, did you ever feel.....?"

A   So restless that you could not sit long in a chair
B   Proud, because someone had complimented you
C   Very lonely or remote  from people?
D   Pleased about having accomplished something
E   Bored
F   On top of the world?
G   Depressed
H   That things were going your way?
I    Upset because someone criticized you?
J   Could not do anything, simply because you could not start?

Answer options and scoring:
- yes  = 1
- no  =  0

Summation:
Positive Affect Score (PAS): summed  scores on  B,D F,H
Negative Affect Score (NAS): summed  scores on A,C,E,G,I,J
Affect Balance Score (ABS):  PAS minus NAS

Possible range -6 to +4

Name: Bradburn's `Affect Balance Scale'  (adapted version)
Classification:
A-BB-cw-mq-v-2-a
Author's label:
psychological well-being
Page in publication:
181
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 0%,   2: 0%
Summary Statistics
On original range -6 - 4 On range 0-10
Mean:
1.10

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Gender Sex (male vs female)
Earlier physical health
Earlier medical treatment
Ex-cancer patients Earlier physical health
Neoplasms (cancer) (c00-d48)