Findings on happiness in Middleton & Byrd (1996): study US 1995

Author(s)Middleton, R.A.; Byrd, E.K.
TitlePsychosocial Factors and Hospital Readmission Status of Older Persons with Cardiovascular Disease.
SourceJournal of Applied Rehabilitation Counseling, 1996, Vol. 27, 3 - 10
PublicHeart patients, USA, followed 90 days, 1995
Collect period6-9
 1 juni- 30 september
Survey nameNot available
SampleNon-probability chunk sample
 All patients from two rural hospital who were: a) 55 years of older, b) admitted from juni 1 through 30 september of the same calendar year, c) had a primary discharge diagnosis for one of five cardiovascular disases.
Respondents N =130
Non Response9,3%
AssesmentQuestionnaire: paper
 Mailed questionnaire and hospital records
Happiness measure(s) used
Full textSelfreport on 18 questions: How have things been going in the past few weeks? Please tick one of the two boxes for each of the questions below: A Have you been annoyed with someone? B Have you ever felt lonely or remote from people? C Have you ever felt that things were going your way? D Have you ever felt very worried E Have you ever felt pleased because you've got friends? F Have you ever been afraid of what might happen? G Have you ever felt particularly excited or interested in something? H Have you ever felt depressed or unhappy? I Have you ever been full of energy? J Have you ever felt really tired? K Have you ever felt so restless that you could not sit long in a chair? L Have you ever felt that you were really enjoying yourself? M Have you ever felt really cheerful? N Have you ever felt like crying? O Have you ever felt at the top of the world? P Have you ever felt confident about the future? Q Have you ever felt bored? R Have you ever felt pleased about having accomplished something? Rated: 0: no 1: yes Computation: (C+E+G+I+L+M+O+P+R) - (A+B+D+F+H+J+K+N+Q) Name: Bradburn's Affect Balance Scale: extended version
Author's labelrehabilitation practice
Page in publication3-10
Remarks Mean SD East Alabama Medical Center 2.1 2.5 HCA Parkway Medical Center 1.5 2.4
Finding used in
nation ranks
 On original range -9 - 9On range 0 - 10
Standard deviation2.45

Correlational findings

Author's label Our subject description
Hospitalshow  Heart disease
Hospitalshow  Ischaemic heart diseases (i20-25), also classified as above ↑
Hospitalshow  Setting of medical treatment, also classified as above ↑
Unpanned readmissionshow  Heart disease
Unpanned readmissionshow  History of current treatment, also classified as above ↑
Unpanned readmissionshow  Ischaemic heart diseases (i20-25), also classified as above ↑