Findings on happiness in Langeveld (1998): study NL 1993

Author(s)Langeveld, J.H.
TitleQuality of Life in Adolescents with Migraine and Other Headaches.
SourceThesis, Erasmus University Rotterdam, 1998, Netherlands. ISNB 90 90 12 007 6
Public12-18 aged migraine patients and controls, followed 26 months, The Netherlands, 199?
 Students of two comprehensive schools (MAVO and VWO) and their parents/ caretakers), situated in the same medium-sized Dutch towns (nearly 60000 inhabitants)
 Year of data gathering not reported T0=baseline; T1=one week after T0; T2 two weeks after T0; T3=three weeks after T0; T4=26 weeks after T0
Survey nameNot available
SampleNon-probability purposive sample
 - adolescents with migraine: i.e. symptoms of migraine ever diagnosed by physician as "migraine" - adolescents with no-migraine headaches i.e. symptoms considered by the subjects to resemble the symptoms in the migraine description - "no headache" group sample
Respondents N =159
 Experimental group: N=58 of 64 Gender: Boys: 34%; Girls 66% Controle group (matched): N= 95 of 96 Gender: Boys: 34%; Girls 66%
Non Responseat T0: 4%
 Drop out at follow up: T1: 3%, T2: 3%, T4: 15%
AssesmentQuestionnaire: paper
General remarksAim of the study: Evaluation of the stability, parent-youth agreements, intercorrelations and responsiveness of the subscales of the QLH-Y questionnanaire
Happiness measure(s) used
Full textSelfreport on single question; How satisfied or unsatisfied were you last week with your life in general? Please answer this question below by drawing a cross on the line _________________________________________ completely completely Scoring: mm on this 100 mm line
Author's labelSatisfaction withLife in General
Page in publication39
Finding used in
nation ranks

Correlational findings

Author's label Our subject description
Headache vs no headacheshow  Migraine (g43)
Headache vs no headacheshow  Pain, also classified as above ↑
Headache vs no headacheshow  Migraine (g43)
Headache vs no headacheshow  Pain, also classified as above ↑
Presence of headache prior to completion of QLH-Yshow  Health career
Quality of Life at different times - interrate correlationsshow  Rating of happiness by parents
satisfaction with life in generalshow  Recent happiness (< 1 year ago)