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Studies

Schroevers et al. (2000): study NL 1990

Publication

Author(s):
Schroevers, M.J.; Ranchor, A.V.; Sanderman, R.; VanSonderen, E.
Title:
The Evaluation of the Center for Epidemiologic Studies Repression (CES-D) Scale: Depressed and Positive Affect in Cancer Patients and Healing Reference Subjects.
Source:
Quality of Life Research, 2000, Vol. 9, 1015 - 1029

Investigation

Public:
Cancer patients and controls, followed 15 months, the Netherlands, 1990
Sample:
Non-probability purposive sample
Respondents:
N = 475
Non Response:
Assessment:
Questionnaire: paper
Paper-and-pencil questionnaire and interview

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Selfreport on single questions:

"Please tell me how often you have felt this way during the past week...?"
I was happy
0  rarely or none of the time
1  some or a little of the time
2  occasionally or a moderate amount of time
3  most of the time

Item in CES-D (Center for Epidemiologic Studies of Depression) Scale
Classification:
M-TH-cw-sq-v-4-a
Page in publication:
1027
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 14%,   2: 16%,   3: 26%,   4: 44%   (total 100%)
Summary Statistics
On original range 0 - 3 On range 0-10
Mean:
2.01
SD:
1.08
Full text:
Selfreport on single question:

Please tell me how often you have felt this way during the past week...?
I enjoyed life...
0  rarely or none of the time
1  some or a little of the time
2  occasionally or a moderate amount of time
3  most of the time

Item in CES-D (Center for Epidemiologic Studies of Depression) Scale. Score reversed.
Classification:
M-TH-cw-sq-v-4-b
Page in publication:
1027
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 16%,   2: 15%,   3: 26%,   4: 43%   (total 100%)
Summary Statistics
On original range 0 - 3 On range 0-10
Mean:
1.97
Full text:
Selfreport on single question:

…quality of life.. (full question not reported)

Rated on open line scale. Endpoint not reported
Classification:
O-QOL-?-sq-ol-11-a
Page in publication:
1019
Full text:
Selfreport on four questions:

Using the 1-7 scale below, indicate your agreement with each of the items by placing the appropriate number on the line preceding that item. Please be open and honest in your responding.
A  In most ways my life is close to ideal
B  The conditions of my life are excellent
C  I am satisfied with my life
D  So far, I have gotten the important things I want in life

Answers rated:
7  strongly agree
6  agree
5  slightly agree
4  neither agree nor disagree
3  slightly disagree
2  disagree
1  strongly disagree

Computation: A+B+C+D

Name: Shortened Diener's Satisfaction with Life Scale (SWLS)
(In the original scale item 5 reads: 'If I could live my life over, I would change nothing'. This item is left out in this selection because a positive answer to this question does not necessarily mean that the respondent doesn't like the life he/she actually lives.)
Classification:
O-Sum-u-mq-v-7-a
Author's label:
SWSL

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Cancer patients Neoplasms (cancer) (c00-d48)