Findings on happiness in Rafanelli et al. (2000): study IT 1995 /1

Author(s)Rafanelli, C.; Fava, G.A.; Park, S.K.; Ruini, C.
TitleRating Well-Being and Distress.
SourceStress Medicine, 2000, Vol. 16, 55 - 61
PublicRemitted mental outpatients, before and after additional therapy, Italy,199?
 Mental out-patients treated in an Affective Disorder Program rated 'beter' or 'much better' after an standard therapy of 3 to 5 months who recieved an additional therapy afterwards
 Year of data gathering not reported
Survey nameNot available
SampleNon-probability purposive sample
 Criteria: 1) a current DSM-IV diagnosis of major depressive disorder, panic disorder with agoraphobia, social phobia, generalized anxiety disorder, or obsesive-compulsive disorder; 2) no history of active drug or alcohol abuse or dependence, or of personality disorder according to DSM-IV criteria; 3) no history of bipolar illness or antecedent-dysthymia; 4) no active medical illness; and 5) succesful response to treatment administered by two psychiatrists according to standardized protocols.
Respondents N =20
 Age;M= 28,4; SD-7,0; Male:M=9; Married: N=7; Middle Upper Class: N=15; Working Class: N=5; Education minimal 13 years: N=19
Non Response0
AssesmentQuestionnaire: paper
Happiness measure(s) used
Full textSelfreport on 6 questions Please describe how you have felt during THE PAST WEEK and make a small check mark. For example, the word nervous is on the first line. If you have felt nervous, check YES, if you have not felt nervous check NO A Cheerful B Happy C Feeling well D Contented E Enjoying yourself F Looking forward to the future Rating: 1 yes 0 no Name: Contentment subscale in Kellner's Symptom Questionnaire (SQ). Version: Past Week.
Finding used in
nation ranks
 On original range 0 - 6On range 0 - 10
Standard deviation1.90

Correlational findings

Author's label Our subject description
Responsiveness to further treatmentshow  Actual changes in happiness
Responsiveness to further treatmentshow  Psycho-therapy, also classified as above ↑