Findings on happiness in Hardy et al. (1999): study GB London 1997

Author(s)Hardy, J.R.; Edmonds, P.; Turner, R.
TitleThe Use of the Rotterdam Symptom Checklist in Palliative Care.
SourceJournal of Pain and Symptom Managemenet, 1999, Vol. 18, 79 - 84
PublicCancer patients in a palliative care unit, followed 4 weeks, UK, 1997
 Median age of patients 66 years, range 36-83
Collect periodA four-month period
 All patients who were admitted and completed a questionnaire, were followed at weekly intervals for four weeks until deth or discharge
Survey nameUnnamed study
 QOL assessment among patients referred to palliative care units of the Royal Marsden NHS
SampleNon-probability chunk sample
 All patients referred to the Palliative Care Units of Royal Marsden NH Trust during four month
Respondents N =98
 Only 52 patients of all 98 patients were considered able, and willing, to answer the questionnaire after one week; 31of these completed it also at two weeks and only 28 at three weeks
Non Response48 and three weeks respecyively
AssesmentQuestionnaire: paper
 The Rotterdam Symptom Checklist in Palliative care was used as a questionnaire to assess QOL
General remarksOnly 29 % of all patients completed all questionnaires
Happiness measure(s) used
Full textSelfreport on single question: I feel.. 0 terrible ; ; 100 great Rated on horizontal open line scale
Author's labelVAS
Page in publication84
Finding used in
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Correlational findings

Author's label Our subject description
Number of weeks in palliative care unitshow  Palliative care
Number of weeks in palliative care unitshow  Symptoms of bad health, also classified as above ↑