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Relationship of Physical and Functional Independence and Perceived Quality of Life of Veteran Patients With Alzheimer Disease.
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PMID:  22859555     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
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Alzheimer disease not only affects the cognitive function but also impacts one's abilities to perform daily tasks. This study evaluated for correlation between the quality of life of patients with Alzheimer disease (QoL-AD) and the level of independence and to evaluate the statistical difference between patients' quality of life and proxy perception of quality of life by utilizing the Katz activities of daily living and QoL-AD on patients and QoL-AD on caregivers. There was a small positive correlation (r = .13) between the levels of physical and functional independence and the perceived QoL. Also, patient consistently had higher QoL-AD than their caregiver counterparts. These findings provide some insight into our need to acknowledge factors that may influence QoL and illustrate the importance of monitoring for executive dysfunction and the safety risk.
Authors:
Paul A Yeaman; Dong-Yun Kim; Jeffrey L Alexander; Helen Ewing; Kye Y Kim
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-8-1
Journal Detail:
Title:  The American journal of hospice & palliative care     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1938-2715     ISO Abbreviation:  Am J Hosp Palliat Care     Publication Date:  2012 Aug 
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Created Date:  2012-8-3     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9008229     Medline TA:  Am J Hosp Palliat Care     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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