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Person-centered care and quality of life of patients with dementia in long-term care facilities.
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PMID:  22974519     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Good quality of life (QOL) is an important goal of dementia care. However, there have been few studies on the relationship of care characteristics to QOL of dementia patients in long-term care facilities. We developed a questionnaire evaluating person-centered care and used it to assess person-centered care and QOL of elderly patients with dementia in both geriatric health service facilities (GHSF) and hospitals. In GHSF, person-centered care scores were not correlated with cognitive or activities of daily living (ADL) functions, but were significantly correlated with four subscale scores on a quality of life questionnaire for dementia (QOL-D) after controlling the effect of age, cognitive function, and ADL scores. In contrast, in hospitals, person-centered care scores were significantly correlated with cognitive and ADL function. We found quite different patterns in the relationship of person-centered care scores to clinical characteristics. Dementia care characteristics and QOL of dementia patients are significantly interrelated, especially in GHSF. Improvement of dementia care standards might affect the QOL of dementia patients. We should pay more attention to the quality of dementia care and QOL of dementia patients.
Seishi Terada; Etsuko Oshima; Osamu Yokota; Chikako Ikeda; Shigeto Nagao; Naoya Takeda; Ken Sasaki; Yosuke Uchitomi
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-9-10
Journal Detail:
Title:  Psychiatry research     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1872-7123     ISO Abbreviation:  Psychiatry Res     Publication Date:  2012 Sep 
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Created Date:  2012-9-14     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7911385     Medline TA:  Psychiatry Res     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright © 2012 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
Department of Neuropsychiatry, Okayama University Graduate School of Medicine, Dentistry and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Okayama, Japan. Electronic address:
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