Findings on happiness in Brown et al. (2000): study AU 1991

Author(s)Brown, J.E.; Butow, P.N.; Coates, A.S.; Culjak, G.
TitlePsychosocial Predictors of Outcome: Time to Relapse and Survival in Patients with Early Stage Melanoma.
SourceBritish Journal of Cancer, 2000, Vol. 11, 1448 - 1453
PublicCancer patients, Sydney Australia, followed 6 years, 1991-1997
Survey nameNot available
SampleNon-probability chunk sample
 Patients with loco regional melanoma whose tumour thikness exceeded 0.69 mm, seen at the Sydney Melanoma Unit between 1991-1997
Respondents N =426
Non Response21%
AssesmentQuestionnaire: paper
 Additional disease data taken from medical records
Happiness measure(s) used
Full textSelf report on single question: Question on 'mood', full item not reported Answer rated on 1 to 100 mm open line scale 1 miserable : 100 happy
Author's labelPsychosocial predictors
Page in publication1448/53
Finding used in
nation ranks
 On original range 1 - 100On range 0 - 10
Standard deviation4.200.40

Correlational findings

Author's label Our subject description
Relapseshow  Deterioration of health, falling ill
Survival timeshow  Longevity (assessed in follow up)