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Sturms et al. (2003): study NL 1999

Publication

Author(s):
Sturms, L.M.; Eisma, W.H.; Groothoff, J.W.; TenDuis, H.J.; VanderSluis, C.K.
Title:
Young Traffic Victims' Long-Term Health-Related Quality of Life: Child Self-Reports and Parental Reports.
Source:
Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 2003, Vol. 84, 431 - 436

Investigation

Public:
8-15 aged, 3 year after a trafic accident, The Netherlands, 1999
Sample:
Non-probability purposive sample
Respondents:
N = 254
Non Response:
36%
Assessment:
Questionnaire: paper
Questionnaire mailed to parents. TNO-AZL Children's Quality of Life (TACQOL) questionnaire. Mailed questinnaires for both parents and children. The parental questionnaire included questions about the traffic crash and assessed whether the child had had 1 or more chronic illnesses before the traffic crash.

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

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:
Parentsf rating of Ƨhild's emotions
Remarks:
Affect Balance computed by us, substracting Negative Emotions from Positive emotions
Page in publication:
91
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 0%,   2: 0%,   3: 0%
Summary Statistics
On original range -16 - 16 On range 0-10
Mean:
2.69
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:
Child's self rating of emotions
Remarks:
Affect Balance computed by us, substracting Negative Emotions from Positive emotions
Page in publication:
91
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 0%,   2: 0%,   3: 0%
Summary Statistics
On original range -16 - 16 On range 0-10
Mean:
1.62

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Parent's rating of child's happiness Rating of happiness by parents Sequale of trafic accident Specific earlier life-events
Earlier victimization (ever victimized)