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Studies

Perquin (2002): study NL 1976

Publication

Author(s):
Perquin, C.
Title:
Chronic Pain in Children and Adolescents: Observational Studies.
Source:
University Press TU Eindhoven, 2002, Netherlands

Investigation

Public:
12-18 aged, in chronic pain. Rotterdam, Netherlands, followed 2 years, 1996-99
Sample:
Non-probability purposive sample
Respondents:
N = 5336
Non Response:
8%
Assessment:
Multiple methods
Mailed questionnaire and diary. Subjects and their parents were sent a pain booklet and additional questionnaires. Adolescents were instructed to keep the pain diary to their own.

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Selfreport on single question;

How satisfied or unsatisfied were you last week with your life in general?
Please answer this question below by drawing a cross on the line

_________________________________________
completely                                                completely

Scoring: mm on this 100 mm line
Classification:
O-SLW-cw-sq-ol-11-a
Author's label:
satisfaction with life in general
Page in publication:
1-92
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 0%,   2: 0%,   3: 0%,   4: 0%,   5: 0%,   6: 0%,   7: 0%,   8: 0%,   9: 0%,   10: 0%,   11: 0%
Summary Statistics
On original range 0 - 10 On range 0-10
Mean:
5.94
SD:
2.45

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding consulting of the docter for pain Visits to doctor
Symptoms not classief elsewhere (r00-r99)
Satisfaction with life in general Past happiness ( 1 to 10 years ago)