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Studies

Korfage et al. (2006): study NL 2003

Publication

Author(s):
Korfage, I.J.; DeKoning, H.J.; Essink-Bot, M.L.; Roobol, M.; Schröder, F.H.
Title:
Prostate Cancer Diagnosis: The Impact on Patients' Mental Health.
Source:
European Journal of Cancer, 2006, Vol. 42, 165 - 170

Investigation

Public:
Prostate cancer patients, followed 8 month , The Netherlands, 2003-2004
Sample:
Non-probability purposive sample
Respondents:
N = 52
Non Response:
36,6%
Assessment:
Questionnaire: paper
Mailed questionnaire

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Selfreport on single question:

During the past 4 weeks….. Have you been a happy person?
6  all of the time
5  most of the time
4  a good bit of the time
3  some of the time
2  a little of the time
1  none of the time

Item MH5 in SF-36 (Medical Outcome Study 36 item Short Form)
Classification:
M-TH-cm-sq-v-6-a
Author's label:
happiness
Remarks:
Coding reversed in original report
Page in publication:
6
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 0%,   2: 0%,   3: 3.85%,   4: 9.75%,   5: 58.5%,   6: 29.3%   (total 101.4%)
Summary Statistics
On original range 1 - 6 On range 0-10
Mean:
5.12
SD:
0.72

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding The mental impact on men receiving a diagnosis of prostate cancer History of current treatment
Prostate cancer
Cancer