Findings on happiness in 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.
TitleYoung Traffic Victims' Long-Term Health-Related Quality of Life: Child Self-Reports and Parental Reports.
SourceArchives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 2003, Vol. 84, 431 - 436
DOIdoi:10.1053/apmr.2003.50015
Investigation
Public8-15 aged, 3 year after a trafic accident, The Netherlands, 1999
 Traffic injury victims treated at the Traumatology Department of Groningen University Hospital in 1996-1997, aged 8-15 years at follow up in June 1999.
Survey nameNot available
SampleNon-probability purposive sample
 8 to 15 aged were selected from all patients
Respondents N =254
Non Response36%
 Non-respondents tend to be less severely injured
AssesmentQuestionnaire: 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) used
Full textParents' 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
ClassificationA-AB-cm-rdf-v-3-a
Author's labelParentsf rating of hild's emotions
Page in publication91
RemarksAffect Balance computed by us, substracting Negative Emotions from Positive emotions
Finding used in
nation ranks
Yes
 On original range -16 - 16On range 0 - 10
Mean2.69
Standard deviation


Full textSelf 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
ClassificationA-AB-cm-mq-v-3-a
Author's labelChild's self rating of emotions
Page in publication91
RemarksAffect Balance computed by us, substracting Negative Emotions from Positive emotions
Finding used in
nation ranks
Yes
 On original range -16 - 16On range 0 - 10
Mean1.62
Standard deviation


Correlational findings

Author's labelSubject Code
Finding
Subject description
Parent's rating of child's happinessH09ab01Rating of happiness by parents
Sequale of trafic accidentV06aa01Earlier victimization (ever victimized)
Sequale of trafic accidentL06aa01bSpecific earlier life-events, also classified as above ↑