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Yates et al. (1980): study US 1978

Publication

Author(s):
Yates, J.W.; Chalmer, B.; McKegney, F.P.
Title:
Evaluation of patients with advanced cancer using the Karnovsky Performance Status.
Source:
Cancer, 1980, Vol. 45, 2220 - 2224

Investigation

Public:
Cancer patients, estimated surv. 3 - 12 months, Vermont, USA, 1978
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 52
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face
Stuctured interview by social worker.

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Selfreport on single question:

Taken all together, how would you say things are these days?   Would you say that you are....?
3  very happy
2  pretty happy
1  not too happy
Classification:
O-HL-c-sq-v-3-aa
Author's label:
Happiness
Full text:
Selfreport on 10 questions:

During the past few weeks, did you ever feel ....?  (yes/no)
A   Particularly excited or interested in something?
B   So restless that you couldn't sit long in a chair?
C   Proud because someone complimented you on something  
     you had done?
D   Very lonely or remote from other people?
E   Pleased about having accomplished something?
F   Bored?
G   On top of the world?
H   Depressed or very unhappy?
I    That things were going your way?
J    Upset because someone criticized you?

Answer options and scoring:
yes = 1
no  = 0
Summation:
-Positive Affect Score (PAS): A+C+E+G+I
-Negative Affect Score (NAS): B+D+F+H+J
-Affect Balance Score (ABS): PAS minus NAS
Possible range: -5 to +5

Name: Bradburn's 'Affect Balance Scale' (standard version)
Classification:
A-BB-cm-mq-v-2-a
Author's label:
Positive/negative affects.
Full text:
Selfreport on single question:

Which (of the faces) best described how you feel about your life as a whole?
7  completely happy
6
5
4  neither happy nor unhappy
3
2
1  completely unhappy
Classification:
M-AO-u-sq-f-7-a
Author's label:
Satisfaction with life

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Performance Status Neoplasms (cancer) (c00-d48)