print

Studies

Middleton & Byrd (1996): study US 1995

Publication

Author(s):
Middleton, R.A.; Byrd, E.K.
Title:
Psychosocial Factors and Hospital Readmission Status of Older Persons with Cardiovascular Disease.
Source:
Journal of Applied Rehabilitation Counseling, 1996, Vol. 27, 3 - 10

Investigation

Public:
Heart patients, USA, followed 90 days, 1995
Sample:
Non-probability chunk sample
Respondents:
N = 130
Non Response:
9,3%
Assessment:
Questionnaire: paper
Mailed questionnaire and hospital records

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Selfreport on 18 questions:

How have things been going in the past few weeks? Please tick one of the two boxes for each of the questions below:
A  Have you been annoyed with someone?
B  Have you ever felt lonely or remote from people?
C  Have you ever felt that things were going your way?
D  Have you ever felt very worried
E  Have you ever felt pleased because you've got friends?
F  Have you ever been afraid of what might happen?
G  Have you ever felt particularly excited or interested in something?
H  Have you ever felt depressed or unhappy?
I   Have you ever been full of energy?
J  Have you ever felt really tired?
K  Have you ever felt so restless that you could not sit long in a chair?
L  Have you ever felt that you were really enjoying yourself?
M  Have you ever felt really cheerful?
N  Have you ever felt like crying?
O  Have you ever felt at the top of the world?
P  Have you ever felt confident about the future?
Q  Have you ever felt bored?
R  Have you ever felt pleased about having accomplished something?

Rated:
0:  no
1:  yes

Computation: (C+E+G+I+L+M+O+P+R) - (A+B+D+F+H+J+K+N+Q)

Name: Bradburn's Affect Balance Scale: extended version
Classification:
A-AB-cm-mq-v-2-a
Author's label:
rehabilitation practice
Remarks:
                                                   Mean     SD
East Alabama Medical Center     2.1        2.5
HCA Parkway Medical Center    1.5         2.4
Page in publication:
3-10
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 0%,   2: 0%
Summary Statistics
On original range -9 - 9 On range 0-10
Mean:
1.81
SD:
2.45

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Hospital Setting of medical treatment
Ischaemic heart diseases (i20-25)
Heart disease
Unpanned readmission History of current treatment
Ischaemic heart diseases (i20-25)
Heart disease