Findings on happiness in Baker et al. (1994): study US 1992

Author(s)Baker, F.; Curbow, B.; Wingard, J.R.
TitleQuality of Life of Bone Marrow Transplant Long-Term Survivors.
SourceBone Marrow Transplantation, 1994, Vol. 13, 589 - 596
PublicBone marrow transplant survivors 5 years after transplant, United States, 1992
 Only patients older than 18 years at the time of the survey
Survey nameUnnamed study
 Patients who had a bone marrow transplantation aged 9-50 years were surveyed. At the time of the survey all were older than 18 years.
SampleNon-probability purposive-expert sample
 Only patients older than 18 years and not in life-threatening response at the time of the survey, were interviewed
Respondents N =157
 171 patients were eligble, 157 were contacted, 135 responded. Response rate: 68%
Non Response22
 2 patients died during the study and 11 could not be contacted
AssesmentQuestionnaire: paper
 12 patients could not be contacted
General remarksPatients all transplanted in John Hopkins univ. school of Hygiene and Public Health, for aplast, anaemia and haematologic malignancy. Age at BMT: 9-50 years, age at FU: 18-53 years 171 patients eligible, 157 contacted, 135 responded
Happiness measure(s) used
Full textSelfreport 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)
Author's labelQuality of life
Page in publication590
Finding used in
nation ranks

Full textSelfreport on single question How satisfied are you with your life as a whole? 7 delighted 6 5 4 3 2 1 very unhappy Last question in 42 item SLDS scale in which many questions about satisfaction with life domains and health Possibly a time reference was mentioned at the start of this questionnaire
Author's labelLifeaswhole
Page in publication591
Finding used in
nation ranks
 On original range 1 - 7On range 0 - 10
Standard deviation1.362.27

Correlational findings

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