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Studies

McKnight-Hexdall & Huebner (2007): study US 2004

Publication

Author(s):
McKnight-Hexdall, C.G.; Huebner, E.S.
Title:
Subjective Well-Being in Pedriatic Oncology Patients.
Source:
Applied Research in Quality of Life, 2007, Vol.2, 189 - 208.

Investigation

Public:
11-21 aged lymphoma patients and controls, USA, 2004
Sample:
Non-probability purposive-expert sample
Respondents:
N = 29
Non Response:
45 %
Assessment:
Questionnaire: paper
Filled in in presence of investigator

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Selfreport on 30 questions.

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 felt this way during the past few weeks?
A   Interested
B   Sad
C   Frightened
D   Alert
E   Excited
F   Ashamed
G   Upset
H   Happy
I    Strong
J   Nervous
K   Guilty
L   Energetic
M   Scared
N   Calm
O   Miserable
P   Jittery
Q   Cheerful
R   Active
S   Proud
T   Afraid
U   Joyful
V   Lonely
W  Mad
X   Fearless
Y   Disgusted
Z   Delighted
AA Blue
AB Daring
AC Gloomy
AD Lively

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

Negative affect score (NAS): B, C, F, G, J, K, M, O, P, T, V, W, Y, AA, AC
Positive affect score   (PAS):A, D, E, H, I, L, N, Q, R, S, U, X, Z, AB, AD
Affect Balance Score (ABS): PAS - NAS

Name: Watson et al's PANAS. Adapted for children by Laurent et al. (Version PANAS-C)
Classification:
A-AB-cm-mq-v-5-e
Author's label:
Childs selfrating on PANAS-C
Page in publication:
196
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 0%,   2: 0%,   3: 0%,   4: 0%,   5: 0%
Summary Statistics
On original range -60 - 60 On range 0-10
Mean:
2.00
Full text:
Parents rating of child's affects on 2 questions

A:  To what extend do you believe your child declares a zest for life, is active, energetic and joyful?
B: To what extend do you believe that your reports feeling upset or unpleasantly aroused, is distressed, hostile and fearful?

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

Computation A-B
Classification:
A-AB-u-rdf-v-5-a
Author's label:
Parents estimate of child's affect
Remarks:
Affect balance computed by WDH team, substracting parents rating of child's negative affect (2,5) from parents rating of child's positive affect (4,0)
Page in publication:
201
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:
1.50

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding pediatric oncology patients Neoplasms (cancer) (c00-d48) parent rating of child happiness Rating of happiness by parents