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Studies

Mellor et al. (2003): study AU 2003

Publication

Author(s):
Mellor, D.J.; Cummins, R.A.; Karlinsky, E.
Title:
The Management of Subjective Quality of Life by Short-stay Hospital Patients: An Exploratory Study.
Source:
Health and Quality of Life Outcomes. 2003, Vol. 1, 1 - 17

Investigation

Public:
Short-stay in-ward surgery patients, shortly before and after treatment, Australia 2003
Sample:
Non-probability chunk sample
Respondents:
N = 148
Non Response:
Assessment:
Questionnaire: paper
First questionnaire completed. prior to admission. Second 2 days after surgery, second version and third questionnare 1 week after discharge. The 3rd version was returned by reply paid mail.

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Selfreport on 20 questions

How do you feel on the average?
A  Active
B  Energetic
C  Lively
D  Vigorous
E  Exhausted
F  Fatigued
G  Tired
H  Weary
I  Worn out
J  Aggravated
K  Agitated
L  Hostile
M  Irritable
N  Upset
O  Uptight
P  Calm
Q  Peaceful
R  Relaxed
S  Serene
T  Tranquil

Rating scale
1  very slightly to not at all
2
3
4
5  extremely

Computation: PA-NA: PA = A-D, P-T, NA = E-O
Classification:
A-BH-g-mq-v-5-a
Author's label:
SQOL
Remarks:
Affect Balance computed by us, substracting NA from PA
Page in publication:
Table 1
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 0%,   2: 0%,   3: 0%,   4: 0%,   5: 0%
Summary Statistics
On original range 1 - 5 On range 0-10
Mean:
2.31
SD:
0.01

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Change in happiness before and after surgery In specific periods in the past
Earlier medical treatment
Current life-events (past few years)
Surgery
History of current treatment