Findings on happiness in Fernros et al. (2008): study SE 2000

Author(s)Fernros, L.; Furhoff, A.; Wändell, P.E.
TitleImproving Quality of Life using Compound Mind-Body Therapies: Evaluation of a Course Intervention with Body Movement and Breath Therapy, Guided Imagery, Chakra Experiencing and Mindfulness Meditation.
SourceQuality of Life Research, 2008, Vol. 17, 367 - 376
PublicPoor health participants in a course of mind-body therapies, Sweden, 2000-2001
Last assesment2001
Survey nameUnnamed study
SampleNon-probability self-selected
 Recruitment through personal invitation at the start of 7 health self management courses over a 1 year period. Controls were people who attended the same course 1-3 years previously.
Respondents N =152
 treatment N = 83. controls N = 69
Non ResponseNot available
 treament: at entry N =107, lost to follow-up N =24 controls: at entry N = 86, lost to follow-up N = 17
AssesmentQuestionnaire: paper
 Assessed at baseline and at 6 months follow-up
Happiness measure(s) used
Full textSelfreport on 12 questions: Do you agree or disagree with the following statements concerning your feelings during the last week? A My time has been filled with things meaningful to me B I have felt liked C I have felt nervous D I have felt tense E I have felt down F I have felt I have much to look forward to G I have felt harmony H I have felt emotionally stable I I have felt sad J I have felt impatient and restless K I have felt annoyed L I have felt lighthearted Rated: 4 completely agree 3 partly agree 2 partly disagree 1 completely disagree Computation: (A+B+F+G+H+L) - (C+D+E+I+J+K) Possible range -18 to +18. Transformed to range 0-100 Name: Swedish Health-Related Quality of Life Survey (SWED-QUAL) Part 4 'Your feelings'
Author's labelEmotional well-being
Page in publication371
RemarksTreated before treatment
Finding used in
nation ranks
 On original range 0 - 100On range 0 - 10
Standard deviation

Correlational findings

Author's labelSubject Code
Subject description
Health self-management courseH04ab02Actual changes in happiness
Health self-management courseH17af01Alternative treatment, also classified as above ↑
Health self-management courseH16ae06aCare, also classified as above ↑
Health self-management courseM06abCurrent meditation, also classified as above ↑
Health self-management courseH16ad02dHealth management training (rehabilitation), also classified as above ↑
Health self-management courseH16ad03hMeditation, mindfullness, also classified as above ↑
Health self-management courseH16ae04bMultiple sorts, also classified as above ↑
Health self-management courseH16ae05dVoluntary, unsolicited, also classified as above ↑