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Kleiboer (2006): study NL 2001

Publication

Author(s):
Kleiboer, A.M.
Title:
Couples Dealing with Multiple Sclerosis. A Diary Study Examining the Effects of Spousal Interactions and Well-Being.
Source:
Thesis, University of Utrecht, 2006, Netherlands

Investigation

Public:
MS patients and their spouse, The Netherlands, 200?
Sample:
Non-probability chunk sample
Respondents:
N = 140
Non Response:
12,9%
Assessment:
Diary
Self report checklist and an electronic diary kept during 14 days.

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Selfreport on 20 questions, answered at the end of the day during 14 days

This scale consists of a number of words that describe different feelings and emotions. Read each item and mark the appropriate answer in the space next to that word. Indicate to what extend you feel this way right now, that is, at the present moment:
A  nervous
B  distressed
C  afraid
D  jittery
E  irritable
F  upset
G  scared
H  exiled
I   ashamed
J   guilty
K  hostile
L  active
M  determined
N  inspired
O  enthusiastic
P  alert
Q  attentive
R  proud
S  strong
T  interested

Answer options:
1  very slightly or not at all
2  a little
3  moderately
4  quite a bit
5  extremely

Negative affect score (NAS):( sum A to K)/10
Positive affect score   (PAS): (sum L to T)/10
Affect Balance Score (ABS): PAS - NAS

Name: Watson's PANAS ('this moment' version) applied in multiple moment assesment (experience sampling method)
Classification:
A-BW-mi-mqr-v-5-a
Author's label:
End of day mood
Remarks:
Range 10-50. PA = 24,8, NA = 14,5.  Affect Balance computed by WDH team subtracting NA form PA and reducing the scale to 1-5
Average of 14 days
Mood was recorded each day at the end of the day on an electronic questionnaire
Page in publication:
69
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 0%,   2: 0%,   3: 0%,   4: 0%,   5: 0%
Summary Statistics
On original range -4 - 4 On range 0-10
Mean:
1.03 6.03

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding patient or partner of patient Illness in family
Health of spouse
Multiple sclerosis (g35)
Negative reactions of partner Own attitudes to spouse
Amount of current support received