Findings on happiness in DeHaes et al. (1992): study NL 1987

Author(s)DeHaes, J.C.; DeRuiter, J.H.; Pennink, B.J.; Tempelaar, R.
TitleThe Distinction between Affect and Cognition in the Quality of Life of Cancer Patients - Sensitivity and Stability.
SourceQuality of Life Research, 1992, Vol. 1, 315 - 322.
PublicBreast-cancer patients, The Netherlands, 198?
 Two groups: 1) newly diaqgnosed patients one week after surgery, 2) patients in third treatment cycle on chemotherapy
 Year of data gathering not reported
Survey nameNot available
SampleNon-probability purposive sample
Respondents N =216
 patients just after surgery (N=109), patients in chemotherapy (N=108)
Non Response75
 patients surgery 28%; patients chemotherapy 19%
AssesmentQuestionnaire: paper
Happiness measure(s) used
Full textSelf report on single question: How good did you feel, taking things together, during the past week? 1 very bad 2 3 4 5 6 7 very good
Author's labelQuality of life: affective component
Page in publication317 -18
Finding used in
nation ranks
 On original range 1 - 7On range 0 - 10
Standard deviation1.20

Full textSelfreport on single question: How satisfied were you, during the past week, with your life? 1 very dissatisfied 2 3 4 5 6 7 very satisfied
Author's labelQuality of Life, Cognitive component
Page in publication317-18
Finding used in
nation ranks
 On original range 1 - 7On range 0 - 10
Standard deviation1.00

Correlational findings

Author's labelSubject Code
Subject description
cancer patients under treatmentH14ad02Neoplasms (cancer) (c00-d48)
Life domains + coping resourcesS15ac01Life-appraisals + personality