Findings on happiness in Segrin et al. (2005): study US 2000

Author(s)Segrin, C.; Badger, T.A.; Meek, P.
TitleDyadic Interdependence on Affect and Quality-of-Life Trajectories among Women with Breast Cancer and Their Partners.
SourceJournal of Social and Personal Relationships, 2005, Vol. 22, 673 - 689
PublicBreast cancer patients and partners, USA, 2000.
 T1 baseline, T2 6 weeks, T3 10 weeks
Survey nameNot available
SampleNon-probability purposive sample
 48 women with breast cancer; mean age 54.39 years SD 10.01 80% white, 20% hispanic 53% held a bachelor's degree of higher 65% were employed full-or part-time 23% were retired 13% were unemployed(seeking employment) Each responent was asked to nominate a partner
Respondents N =96
 48 patients, 48 partners
Non ResponseNot available
AssesmentInterview: telephone (CATI)
 The experimental group received a weekly call between T1. T2
Happiness measure(s) used
Full textSelfreport on 20 questions. This scale consists of a number of words that describe different feelings and emotions. Read each item and mark the appropriate answer in the space next to that word. Indicate to what extend you felt this way during the past week?: A nervous B distressed C afraid D jittery E irritable F upset G scared H exiled I ashamed J guilty K hostile L active M determined N inspired O enthusiastic P alert Q attentive R proud S strong T interested Answer options: 1 very slightly or not at all 2 a little 3 moderately 4 quite a bit 5 extremely Negative affect score (NAS): (A to K)/10 Positive affect score (PAS): (L to T)/10 Affect Balance Score (ABS): PAS - NAS Name: Watson et al's PANAS ('past week' version)
Author's labelQuality-of-life
Page in publication673/688
Remarks Patients Partners T1 16.59 17.27 T2 18.11 15.57 T3 18.68 13.68 Affect Balance Score (ABS): PAS-NAS
Finding used in
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Correlational findings

Author's labelSubject Code
Subject description
Counseling programH04ab02Actual changes in happiness
Counseling programH14ad02bBreast cancer (c50), also classified as above ↑
Counseling programH16acGuidance of vulnerable people (social work), also classified as above ↑
Counseling programH16ae01aaIndividual counsel, also classified as above ↑