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Studies

Segrin et al. (2005): study US 2000

Publication

Author(s):
Segrin, C.; Badger, T.A.; Meek, P.
Title:
Dyadic Interdependence on Affect and Quality-of-Life Trajectories among Women with Breast Cancer and Their Partners.
Source:
Journal of Social and Personal Relationships, 2005, Vol. 22, 673 - 689

Investigation

Public:
Breast cancer patients and partners, USA, 2000.
Sample:
Non-probability purposive sample
Respondents:
N = 96
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: telephone (CATI)
The experimental group received a weekly call between T1. T2

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Selfreport on 20 questions.
 
 This scale consists of a number of words that describe different feelings and emotions. Read each item and mark the appropriate answer in the space next to that word. Indicate to what extend you felt this way during the past week?:
 A  nervous
 B  distressed
 C  afraid
 D  jittery
 E  irritable
 F  upset
 G  scared
 H  exiled
  I   ashamed
 J   guilty
 K  hostile
 L  active
 M  determined
 N  inspired
 O  enthusiastic
 P  alert
 Q  attentive
 R  proud
 S  strong
 T  interested
 
 Answer options:
 1  very slightly or not at all
 2  a little
 3  moderately
 4  quite a bit
 5  extremely
 
 Negative affect score (NAS): (A to K)/10
 Positive affect score   (PAS): (L to T)/10
 Affect Balance Score (ABS): PAS - NAS
 
 Name: Watson et al's PANAS ('past week' version)
Classification:
A-BW-cw-mq-v-5-d
Author's label:
Quality-of-life
Remarks:
         Patients                  Partners
 T1     16.59                       17.27
 T2     18.11                       15.57
 T3     18.68                       13.68
 Affect Balance Score (ABS): PAS-NAS
Page in publication:
673/688

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Counseling program Actual changes in happiness
Guidance of vulnerable people (social work)
Breast cancer (c50)
Individual counsel