Findings on happiness in Kobayashi et al. (2005): study JP 2001

Author(s)Kobayashi, K.; Green, J.; Kanemoto, N.; Shimonagayoshi, M.
TitleValidation of the Care Notebook for Measuring Physical Mental and Life Well-Being of Patiens with Cancer.
SourceQuality of Life Research, 2005, Vol. 14, 1035 - 1043
PublicCancer out-patients, followed 4 weeks, Japan, 2001
Collect period3
Survey nameNot available
SampleNon-probability chunk sample
 All out-patients of a clinic.
Respondents N =249
Non Response6%
AssesmentQuestionnaire: paper
 By patients twice at home with a 4-weeks interval.
Happiness measure(s) used
Full textSelfreport on 4 questions: Thinking about the past week, please answer the questions below by circling one number. Your life over the past week A 10 the most peaceful feeling . . 0 none at all B 10 the happiest feeling . . 0 none at all C 10 the best quality of life . . 0 the worst D 10 the most satisfaction with life . . 0 none at all Summation: A+B+C+D/4
Author's labelSubjective QOL
Page in publication1039
RemarksCronbach alpha 0.91
Error estimatesretest after 4 weeks: r=+.57
Finding used in
nation ranks
 On original range 1 - 10On range 0 - 10
Standard deviation2.382.38

Correlational findings

Author's labelSubject Code
Subject description
Clinical validityH14ab01Expert rating of health
Convergent validityH04ab01aRecent happiness (< 1 year ago)
EORTC QLQ-C30 scaleH14acCurrent functional health
Spiritual well-beingM05abCurrent meaning of life