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Titolo:
Evaluation of the quality of life in dementia with a generic quality of life questionnaire: The Duke Health Profile
Autore:
Novella, JL; Ankri, J; Morrone, I; Guillemin, F; Jolly, D; Jochum, C; Ploton, L; Blanchard, F;
Indirizzi:
Hop Sebastopol, Dept Internal Med & Gerontol M4A, F-51092 Reims, France Hop Sebastopol Reims France F-51092 Gerontol M4A, F-51092 Reims, France Hop St Perine, Paris, France Hop St Perine Paris FranceHop St Perine, Paris, France Sch Publ Hlth EA 1124, Vandoeuvre Nancy, France Sch Publ Hlth EA 1124 Vandoeuvre Nancy France Vandoeuvre Nancy, France Hop Maison Blanche, Dept Med Informat, Reims, France Hop Maison Blanche Reims France anche, Dept Med Informat, Reims, France Univ Lumieres, Bron, France Univ Lumieres Bron FranceUniv Lumieres, Bron, France
Titolo Testata:
DEMENTIA AND GERIATRIC COGNITIVE DISORDERS
fascicolo: 2, volume: 12, anno: 2001,
pagine: 158 - 166
SICI:
1420-8008(200103/04)12:2<158:EOTQOL>2.0.ZU;2-N
Fonte:
ISI
Lingua:
ENG
Soggetto:
OF-LIFE; ALZHEIMERS-DISEASE; ELDERLY PATIENTS; ISSUES; CANCER;
Keywords:
quality of life; aging; dementia; Alzheimer's disease; Duke Health Profile;
Tipo documento:
Article
Natura:
Periodico
Settore Disciplinare:
Clinical Medicine
Life Sciences
Citazioni:
34
Recensione:
Indirizzi per estratti:
Indirizzo: Novella, JL Hop Sebastopol, Dept Internal Med & Gerontol M4A, F-51092 Reims, France Hop Sebastopol Reims France F-51092 A, F-51092 Reims, France
Citazione:
J.L. Novella et al., "Evaluation of the quality of life in dementia with a generic quality of life questionnaire: The Duke Health Profile", DEMENT G C, 12(2), 2001, pp. 158-166

Abstract

Objective: The study was designed to determine the acceptability, feasibility and validity of measuring quality of life in a representative sample ofdementia patients with a generic instrument, the Duke Health Profile. Method: The French version of the Duke Health Profile was administered to 148 subjects with a mental disorder according to the DSM-III-R diagnostic criteria. The feasibility and acceptability of employing the instrument weredetermined by the refusal rate, the type of administration, and the percentage and distribution of missing data. Reliability was determined with Cronbach's a coefficient. Instrument reproducibility was assessed with the intraclass correlation coefficient for test-retest values. Internal construct validity was determined by factor analysis. Discriminant capacity was determined by comparing the average scores on each measure among patients with and without an additional chronic pathology. The measurements obtained were compared by source of information (patient, family proxy and care provider proxy). Results: The feasibility and acceptability of the instrument was good. Only 2% of the patients refused to complete the questionnaire. Help from the interviewer was necessary in 79% of the cases. The average completion time was 10.6 min. Missing data exist in only 3.5% of the cases on average, except among patients with severe dementia (Mini Mental State Examination <10). For reliability, internal consistency was acceptable (Cronbach's coefficient a = 0.5-0.7) when the self-esteem (0.23) and social health (0.26) concepts were eliminated. Reproducibility as measured by test-retest scores was moderate to good (intraclass correlation coefficient r = 0.53-0.80), except for anxiety (0.48) and perceived health (0.45). Severity of dementia mainly affected the feasibility, acceptability and reproducibility of the instrument. The family proxy seemed to agree more with the patient than did the care provider proxy. Conclusion: Quality of life can be measured in patients with dementia, butspecial tools need to be developed for severe dementia. Copyright (C) 2001S. Karger AG, Basel.

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