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What contributes to a good quality of life in early dementia? awareness and the QoL-AD: a cross-sectional study

Woods, R.T. and Nelis, S.M. and Martyr, A. and Roberts, J. and Whitaker, C.J. and Markova, I. and Roth, I. and Morris, R. and Clare, L. (2014) What contributes to a good quality of life in early dementia? awareness and the QoL-AD: a cross-sectional study. Health and Quality of Life Outcomes, 12. p. 94. DOI: 10.1186/1477-7525-12-94

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Abstract

Self-report quality of life (QoL) measures for people with dementia are widely used as outcome measures in trials of dementia care interventions. Depressed mood, relationship quality and neuropsychiatric symptoms predict scores on these measures, whereas cognitive impairment and functional abilities typically do not. This study examines whether these self-reports are influenced by personality and by the person�s awareness of his/her impairments. A strong negative association between QoL and awareness of deficits would have implications for the validity of self-report in this context and for therapeutic interventions aiming to increase adjustment and coping.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Research Publications
Departments: College of Health and Behavioural Sciences > Institute of Medical & Social Care Research
College of Health and Behavioural Sciences > School of Psychology
Date Deposited: 09 Dec 2014 16:29
Last Modified: 23 Sep 2015 02:57
ISSN: 1477-7525
URI: http://e.bangor.ac.uk/id/eprint/278
Identification Number: DOI: 10.1186/1477-7525-12-94
Publisher: Springer
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