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Titolo:
Quality of life in dementia patients in longterm care
Autore:
Gonzalez-Salvador, T; Lyketsos, CG; Baker, A; Hovanec, L; Roques, C; Brandt, J; Steele, C;
Indirizzi:
Johns Hopkins Hosp, Neuropsychiat & Mem Grp, Dept Psychiat & Behav Sci, Baltimore, MD 21287 USA Johns Hopkins Hosp Baltimore MD USA 21287 av Sci, Baltimore, MD 21287 USA Copper Ridge Inst, Sykesville, MD USA Copper Ridge Inst Sykesville MD USA opper Ridge Inst, Sykesville, MD USA
Titolo Testata:
INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF GERIATRIC PSYCHIATRY
fascicolo: 2, volume: 15, anno: 2000,
pagine: 181 - 189
SICI:
0885-6230(200002)15:2<181:QOLIDP>2.0.ZU;2-H
Fonte:
ISI
Lingua:
ENG
Soggetto:
ALZHEIMERS-DISEASE PATIENTS; SPECIAL NURSING-HOME; OF-LIFE; DEPRESSION; HEALTH;
Keywords:
quality of life; dementia; long-term care;
Tipo documento:
Article
Natura:
Periodico
Settore Disciplinare:
Social & Behavioral Sciences
Clinical Medicine
Citazioni:
37
Recensione:
Indirizzi per estratti:
Indirizzo: Lyketsos, CG Johns Hopkins Hosp, Neuropsychiat & Mem Grp, Dept Psychiat & Behav Sci, Osler 320, Baltimore, MD 21287 USA Johns Hopkins Hosp Osler 320 Baltimore MD USA 21287 21287 USA
Citazione:
T. Gonzalez-Salvador et al., "Quality of life in dementia patients in longterm care", INT J GER P, 15(2), 2000, pp. 181-189

Abstract

Objective. To evaluate variables associated with quality of life (QOL) in dementia residents in a long-term care facility using a recently standardized and validated dementia-specific QOL scale (ADRQL). Method A cross-sectional, case-control design was employed using validatedscales to assess dementia-related symptomatology. Thirty-two facility staff members were interviewed to assess the QOL of 120 patients meeting DSM-IVfor dementia criteria residing in long-term care. Results. ADRQL cores were higher in assisted living residents than in skilled nursing facility residents. In univariate analyses, worse orientation, greater physical dependency, depression, and treatment with anxiolytics were associated with lower ADRQL scores. In multivariate analyses, lower scores were associated with worse orientation, greater physical dependency, depression, and anxiolytic treatment. Conclusions. Residents exhibited better QOL, than expected. Future longitudinal studies should address if reorientation, activity therapy, treatment of depression, and avoidance of benzodiazepines might improve QOL in this population. Interventions that might improve orientation and physical abilities, such as cholinomimetic therapies, psychosocial interventions, or behavioral strategies, should also be studied in future research on QOL. Copyright (C) 2000 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

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