Langer and Rodin- Findings

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What was found about the first questionnaire?
There was no significant differences between the RIG and CG in terms of happiness, activity etc
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48%
After being allowed to make choices, percentage of the RIG that felt happier
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25%
Percentage of the CG that felt happier
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What did the RIG spend more time doing than the CG?
They spent more time visiting other patients, visiting people from outside the home and more time talking to staff.
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What did the RIG spend less time doing than the CG?
They spent less time doing passive things such as watching staff, of the TV, and reading
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What was found about the attendance to the movie night?
Attendance was significantly higher for the RIG- the groups showed no difference in this attendance one month earlier.
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What was found about those who took part in the jelly bean guessing competition?
10 pps from the responsibility group took part compared to only 1 pp from the CG
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93%
Percentage of the RIG that nurses judged to have improved in the 3-4 week period
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21%
Percentage of the CG that nurses judged to have improved in the 3-4 week period
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71%
Percentage of the CG that were judged to have become more 'debilitated' (decreased) after 3 weeks.
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20%
Percentage of the pps that were unable to 'understand what we meant by control' and so this measure was not used as a comparison.
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