Findings on happiness in Kellerman et al. (1977): study US 1972

Author(s)Kellerman, J.; Katz, E.R.; Rigler, D.; Siegel, S.E.
TitleDisease-Related Communication and Depression in Pediatric Cancer Patients.
SourceJournal of Pediatric Psychology, 1977, Vol. 2, 52 - 53
PublicChildren hospitalized with cancer, US, 197?
 The children ranged in age from 33 to 158 month.( Median age: 6 year 2 month) The length of hospitalization raged from 32 to 197 days.(Median: 88 days) These children were patients in laminar airflow isolation units designed to reduce the risk of bactarial infection during intensive chemotherapy, and subjects in a clinical research study at Chidrens Hospital of Los angeles testing the medical efficacy of protective isolation. All children were informed about their diagnosis
 Year of data gathering not reported
Survey nameNot available
SampleNon-probability purposive-expert sample
Respondents N =7
Non ResponseNot available
AssesmentBehavioural observation
 Rated 3 times daily(per 8 hours) along 64 behavioral dimensions by nurse
Happiness measure(s) used
Full textRating of predominant mood by nurse 1 negative 2 3 neutral 4 5 positive Scale values reversed in original version
RemarksA mood rating of 1 or 2 was operationally defined as depression.
Finding used in
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Correlational findings

Author's labelSubject Code
Subject description
Talking about illnessC11abCurrent coping