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Studies

Schroevers et al. (2006): study NL 1998

Publication

Author(s):
Schroevers, M.J.; Ranchor, A.V.; Sanderman, R.
Title:
Adjustment to Cancer in the 8 Years following Diagnosis: A Longitudinal Study comparing Cancer Survivors with Healthy Individuals.
Source:
Social Science & Medicine, 2006, Vol. 63, 598 - 610

Investigation

Public:
Cancer patients and controls, the Netherlands, 8 years after diagnosis, 1998 -?
Sample:
Non-probability purposive sample
Respondents:
N = 206
Non Response:
50
Assessment:
Questionnaire: paper
paper-and-pencil questionnaire and interview

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

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

Correlational Findings

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