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Studies

Kellerman et al. (1977): study US 1972

Publication

Author(s):
Kellerman, J.; Katz, E.R.; Rigler, D.; Siegel, S.E.
Title:
Disease-Related Communication and Depression in Pediatric Cancer Patients.
Source:
Journal of Pediatric Psychology, 1977, Vol. 2, 52 - 53

Investigation

Public:
Children hospitalized with cancer, US, 197?
Sample:
Non-probability purposive-expert sample
Respondents:
N = 7
Non Response:
Assessment:
Behavioural observation
Rated 3 times daily(per 8 hours) along 64 behavioral dimensions by nurse

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Rating of predominant mood by nurse
1  negative
2
3 neutral
4
5 positive
Scale values reversed in original version
Classification:
A-AOL-md-rdn-v-5-a
Remarks:
A mood rating of 1 or 2 was operationally defined as depression.

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Talking about illness Current coping