Findings on happiness in VanWeert et al. (2004): study NL 2001

Author(s)VanWeert, J.C.; Bensing, J.M.; Ribbe, M.W.; Spreeuwenberg, P.M.; VanDulmen, A.M.
TitleBehavioral and Mood Effects of Snoezelen Integrated in 24-h Dementia Care.
SourceVanWeert, J.M.: "Multi-Sensory Stimulation in 24-Hour Dementia Care", Thesis University Utrecht, 2004, Netherlands, 139 - 163
PublicDemented elderly and controls, before and after sensory stimulation program,The Netherlands, 2001-2003
 Nursing home residents suffering from dementia
Collect period1
Last assesment2003
Last collect period2
 T1: Before start of sensory stimulation program , T2: 18 month after
Survey nameUnnamed study
 The study was performed in 12 psychogeriatric wards at six Dutch nursing homes in different cities
SampleNon-probability purposive sample
 Average age 84 years. Alzheimer and/or vascular dementia patients
Respondents N =125
 Pre-test : Experimental 62, Controls: 63 Pre-test and post-test completers: Experimental: 29, Controls 32 Newly included in post-test: Experimentals 37, Controls 31
Non ResponseNot available
 Lost in follow-up due to death or illness: Experimental 35, Controls 32
AssesmentBehavioural observation
 Video recordings of the patients during morning care were observed by independent assessors using the measuring device INTERACT (Behavior) and FACE (mood).
Happiness measure(s) used
Full textRating of mood by two independent observers from videotaped session Rated using smilies 1 frowning face 2 neutral face 3 smiling face
Author's labelFACE
Page in publication151
Finding used in
nation ranks

Full textRating of non-verbal behavior on four aspects A tearful/sad B happy/content C fearful/anxious D confused Rated 1 not at all 2 3 4 5 nearly all the time Subscale of Baker & Dowling (1995) INTERACT schedule
Author's labelMood
Page in publication151
Finding used in
nation ranks
 On original range 1 - 5On range 0 - 10
Standard deviation

Correlational findings

Author's labelSubject Code
Subject description
Sensory Stimulation ProgramH16ad02aaSensory stimulation