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Studies

Hébert et al. (2007): study CA Quebec 2006

Publication

Author(s):
Hébert, R.; Ducharme, F.; Gendron, C.; Gendron, M.
Title:
Le Programme "Apprendre à être Mieux...et Mieux Aider" à l' Intention des Aidants Familiaux d'un Parent atteint de Démence vivant à Domicile. (The Programme "Learning to Feel Better"...and Care Better).
Source:
Revue Québécoise de Psychologie, 2007, Vol. 28, 81 - 102

Investigation

Public:
Family caregivers followed before and after stress coping programme, Canada, Quebec, 2006
Sample:
Non-probability self-selected
Respondents:
N = 118
Non Response:
18%
Assessment:
Questionnaire: paper

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Selfreport on 10 questions:

During the past few weeks, did you ever feel ....?  (yes/no)
A   Particularly excited or interested in something?
B   So restless that you couldn't sit long in a chair?
C   Proud because someone complimented you on something  
     you had done?
D   Very lonely or remote from other people?
E   Pleased about having accomplished something?
F   Bored?
G   On top of the world?
H   Depressed or very unhappy?
I    That things were going your way?
J    Upset because someone criticized you?

Answer options and scoring:
yes = 1
no  = 0
Summation:
-Positive Affect Score (PAS): A+C+E+G+I
-Negative Affect Score (NAS): B+D+F+H+J
-Affect Balance Score (ABS): PAS minus NAS
Possible range: -5 to +5

Name: Bradburn's 'Affect Balance Scale' (standard version)
Classification:
A-BB-cm-mq-v-2-a
Author's label:
Affective balance
Remarks:
The possible range on this version of Bradburn's Affect Balance Scale is 0 to 20. The observed T1 mean on that range was 10,98 in the experimental group and 10,50 in the control group.
The standard mean presented above was obtained by substracting 10 point.
Page in publication:
92
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 0%,   2: 0%
Summary Statistics
On original range -5 - 5 On range 0-10
Mean:
0.98 5.98

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Impact of programme on caregivers Coping with stress
Exercise
Care
Voluntary, unsolicited
Actual changes in happiness
Mono sort
Multiple treatment moments