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Table 4 Treatment satisfaction in the Happiness Route and Customized Care conditions

From: The long and winding road to happiness: A randomized controlled trial and cost-effectiveness analysis of a positive psychology intervention for lonely people with health problems and a low socio-economic status

  Happiness Route Control Condition Difference between conditions
p-value
3-month
Grade for counsellor, mean (SD) 8.49 (1.37) 7.25 (1.95) .003*
Evaluation of home visits, % n = 39 n = 39 < .01*
  Negative .0 15.4  
  Neutral/ambivalent 2.6 20.5  
  Positive 92.3 61.5  
  Missing 5.1 2.6  
Judgment on the effects, % n = 38 n = 39 .008*
  No effects 18.4 56.4  
  Neutral/ambivalent 15.8 7.7  
  Positive 50.0 28.2  
  Missing 15.8 7.7  
9-month
Evaluation of home visits, % n = 39 n = 41 .016*
  Negative 10.5 22.0  
  Neutral/ambivalent 15.8 26.8  
  Positive 71.1 36.6  
  Missing 2.6 14.6  
Judgment on the effects, % n = 34 n = 38 .025*
  No effects 26.5 52.6  
  Neutral/ambivalent 14.7 13.2  
  Positive 56.0 23.7  
  Missing 2.9 10.5  
  1. *p < .05