Findings on happiness in Korfage et al. (2006): study NL 2003

Author(s)Korfage, I.J.; DeKoning, H.J.; Essink-Bot, M.L.; Roobol, M.; Schröder, F.H.
TitleProstate Cancer Diagnosis: The Impact on Patients' Mental Health.
SourceEuropean Journal of Cancer, 2006, Vol. 42, 165 - 170
PublicProstate cancer patients, followed 8 month , The Netherlands, 2003-2004
 1: 2 month before diagnosis(N=52) 2: 1 month after diagnosis (N=52) 3: 7 month after diagnosis (N=51)
Survey nameNot available
SampleNon-probability purposive sample
 Participants in prostate cancer screening (ERSPC). 82 screen diagnossed men (63%) completed two additnal assesments
Respondents N =52
Non Response36,6%
AssesmentQuestionnaire: paper
 Mailed questionnaire
General remarksData on happiness were not reported in this article, but provided on request by the first author
Happiness measure(s) used
Full textSelfreport on single question: During the past 4 weeks….. Have you been a happy person? 6 all of the time 5 most of the time 4 a good bit of the time 3 some of the time 2 a little of the time 1 none of the time Item MH5 in SF-36 (Medical Outcome Study 36 item Short Form)
Author's labelhappiness
Page in publication6
RemarksCoding reversed in original report
Finding used in
nation ranks
 On original range 1 - 6On range 0 - 10
Standard deviation0.72

Scores in123456

Correlational findings

Author's label Our subject description
The mental impact on men receiving a diagnosis of prostate cancershow  Cancer
The mental impact on men receiving a diagnosis of prostate cancershow  History of current treatment, also classified as above ↑
The mental impact on men receiving a diagnosis of prostate cancershow  Prostate cancer, also classified as above ↑