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Spijkerboer et al. (2006): study NL 2006

Publication

Author(s):
Spijkerboer, A.W.; Bogers, A.J.; DeKoning, W.B.; Utens, E.M.
Title:
Health-Related Quality of Life in Children and Adolescents after Invasive Treatment for Congenital Hearth Disease.
Source:
Quality of Life Research, 2006, Vol. 5, 663 - 673

Investigation

Public:
Children treated for heart disease 8 years ago, Netherlands, 2006
Sample:
Non-probability purposive sample
Respondents:
N = 113
Non Response:
27%
Assessment:
Questionnaire: paper
Questionnaire filled in during hospital visit. Child form was filld in by 8- to 15 year old patients during psychological examination in hospital. Parents of patients completed the parent form independently from their child in the waiting room.

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Self rating on 16 questions:

In the recent weeks, did you feel
A  Joyful
B  In good spirits
C  Contented
E  Enthusiastic
F  Relaxed
G  Happy
H  Confident
J  Cheerful
K  Short-tempered
L  Jealous
M  Anxious
N  Sad
O  Angry
P  Worried
Q  Gloomy
R  Aggressive

Rated:
0  never
1  sometimes
2  often

Summation: (A+B+C+D+E+F+G+H+J) - (K+L+M+N+O+P+Q+R)
Name: TACQOL Positive and Negative emotional functioning scales
Classification:
A-AB-cm-mq-v-3-a
Author's label:
Childs rating of own emotions
Remarks:
Affect Balance Scale computed by us on the basis of positive and negative emotion scores reported in this publication.

Healthy controls:  M = 2,7
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 0%,   2: 0%,   3: 0%
Summary Statistics
On original range -16 - 16 On range 0-10
Mean:
0.90
Full text:
Parents' rating of child on 16 questions:

In the recent weeks, did your child feel
A  Joyful
B  Contented
E  Enthusiastic
F  Relaxed
G  Happy
H  Confident
J  Cheerful
K  Short-tempered
L  Jealous
M  Anxious
N  Sad
O  Angry
P  Worried
Q  Gloomy
R  Aggressive

Rated:
0  never
1  sometimes
2  often

Summation: (A+B+C+D+E+F+G+H+J) - (K+L+M+N+O+P+Q+R)
Name: TACQOL Positive and Negative emotional functioning scales
Classification:
A-AB-cm-rdf-v-3-a
Author's label:
Parents rating of childs emotions.
Remarks:
Affect Balance Scale computed by us on the basis of positive and negative emotion scores reported in this publication
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 0%,   2: 0%,   3: 0%
Summary Statistics
On original range -16 - 16 On range 0-10
Mean:
2.00

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Parents rating of child's happinees A-AB by A-CA
Rating of happiness by parents
A-AB by A-AB
Congenital heart disease in children Earlier medical treatment
Congenital malformations and chromosomal abnormalities (q00-99)
Surgery
Heart disease
boys/girls Sex (male vs female)