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Studies

Kobayashi et al. (2005): study JP 2001

Publication

Author(s):
Kobayashi, K.; Green, J.; Kanemoto, N.; Shimonagayoshi, M.
Title:
Validation of the Care Notebook for Measuring Physical Mental and Life Well-Being of Patients with Cancer.
Source:
Quality of Life Research, 2005, Vol. 14, 1035 - 1043

Investigation

Public
Cancer out-patients, followed 4 weeks, Japan, 2001
Sample
Non-probability chunk sample
Respondents
N = 249
Non Response
6%
Assessment
Questionnaire: paper
By patients twice at home with a 4-weeks interval.

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Self report on 4 questions:

Thinking about the past week, please answer the questions below by circling one number.
Your life over the past week

A  10  the most peaceful feeling
     .
     .
     0  none at all

B  10  the happiest feeling
     .
     .
     0  none at all

C  10  the best quality of life
     .
     .
     0  the worst

D  10 the most satisfaction with life
     .
     .
     0  none at all

Summation: A+B+C+D/4
Classification:
M-FH-cw-mq-n-11-a
Author's label:
Subjective QOL
Remarks:
Cronbach alpha 0.91
Page in publication:
1039
Error estimates:
retest after 4 weeks: r=+.57
Observed distribution
Summary Statistics
On original range 0 - 10 On range 0-10
Mean:
7.05 7.05
SD:
2.38 2.38

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Convergent validity Recent happiness (< 1 year ago) Clinical validity Expert rating of health EORTC QLQ-C30 scale Current functional health Spiritual well-being Life-adjustment inventories