Findings on happiness in DeHaes et al. (1987): study NL 1981

Publication
Author(s)DeHaes, J.C.; Pennink, B.J.; Welvaart, K.
TitleThe Distinction between Cognition and Affect.
SourceSocial Indicators Research, 1987, Vol. 19, 367 - 378
DOIdoi:10.1007/BF00300368
Investigation
PublicEarly breast cancer patient, followed 11 and 18 month after treatment, The Netherlands, 1981-1987
 1981-1983
Survey nameNot available
SampleNot available
 Non-probability expert choice sample of patients in Leiden University Hospital. Early breast cancer patients after treatment by surgery.
Respondents N =34
Non Response17% (6 refusals and one death in the meantime)
AssesmentQuestionnaire: paper
 Mailed questionnaire, completed twice: 11 and 18 months aftertreatment
General remarksOnly surgery-patients have been questioned
Happiness measure(s) used
Full textSelfreport on single question "Taken things together: how did you feel since you got ill....?" 7 very good 6 5 4 3 2 1 very bad
ClassificationA-AOL-se-sq-v-7-a
Author's labelAffect
RemarksT1: M = 4.27 SD = 1.2 Ms' = 6.7 T2: M = 4.61 SD = 0.8 Ms' = 7.2
Finding used in
nation ranks
Yes
 On original range 1 - 7On range 0 - 10
Mean4.44
Standard deviation1.00


Full textSelfreport on single question : "How satisfied are you about your life as a whole since that time?" ( onset of disease) 7 very satisfied 6 5 4 3 2 1 very dissatisfied
ClassificationO-SLW-se-sq-?-7-a
Author's labelCognition
RemarksT1: M = 4.91 SD = 1.0 Ms' = 7.7 T2: M = 4.97 SD = 1.0 Ms' = 7.8
Finding used in
nation ranks
Yes
 On original range 1 - 7On range 0 - 10
Mean7.75
Standard deviation1.00


Correlational findings

Author's labelSubject Code
Finding
Subject description
Condition after surgeryH14ab03Symptoms of bad health
FatigueH14ab03cFatigue
Fear of recurrence of cancer and deathH14af01Concerns about health
Gastro-intestinal symptomsH14adCurrent disease (who icd-10 classification)
Impact of breast- surgery on body imageA07aa02Change in appearance
Impact of breast- surgery on body imageS02aa02Change in self-image, also classified as above ↑
Loss of libidoS03aa02Change in sex-life
Loss of libidoS03ac02Problems with sex , also classified as above ↑
PainH14ab03dPain
Psychological complaintsH13ab02bScores on symptom inventories
Time since treatmentH14ad02bBreast cancer (c50)
Time since treatmentH17af13Surgery, also classified as above ↑