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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/159937
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Premorbid personality and its relationship to dementia behaviors
Abstract:
Premorbid personality and its relationship to dementia behaviors
Conference Sponsor:Midwest Nursing Research Society
Conference Year:2010
Author:Reitmaier, Amy, PhDc, MS, RN
P.I. Institution Name:University of Wisconsin- Milwaukee
Contact Address:101 Janet Marie Lane, Winona, MN, 55987, USA
Contact Telephone:507-454-3150
Co-Authors:A. Reitmaier, , Winona State University, Winona, MN; A. Reitmaier, C. Kovach, , University of Wisconsin- Milwaukee, Milwaukee, WI;
Four to five million Americans are affected currently by dementia and it is considered the leading cause of institutionalization among the elderly. Approximately 90% of clients with dementia demonstrate problematic behaviors, such as vocalizations, aggression, wandering, and delusions, in addition to cognitive and functional losses. These clients also may demonstrate more passive behaviors that often go unnoticed in the long-term care setting. There have been claims that clients with dementia lose themselves during the disease process, however theoretical and empirical evidence suggests that clients with dementia can maintain their sense of self or personhood throughout the dementia process. It is possible that while some changes in personality occur during the progression of dementia, the link between premorbid personality and behavior is retained to a degree that allows some prediction of dementia behaviors from knowledge of premorbid personality traits. The purpose of this study is to examine premorbid personality in clients with dementia and determine if those traits or facets can indeed predict specific dementia behaviors. Descriptive, correlational analysis and predictive regression analysis will be used to examine data in ninety residents from various nursing facilities in southeastern Minnesota. This study utilized five separate instruments to measure cognition, functional ability, passive behaviors, aggressive behaviors, and personality traits and facets. With a better understanding of how premorbid personality plays a role on dementia behaviors, health care professionals may be able to implement interventions, improve outcomes, and improve these clients quality of life by understanding their needs.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Midwest Nursing Research Society

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titlePremorbid personality and its relationship to dementia behaviorsen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/159937-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Premorbid personality and its relationship to dementia behaviors</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Midwest Nursing Research Society</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2010</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Reitmaier, Amy, PhDc, MS, RN</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">University of Wisconsin- Milwaukee</td></tr><tr class="item-address"><td class="label">Contact Address:</td><td class="value">101 Janet Marie Lane, Winona, MN, 55987, USA</td></tr><tr class="item-phone"><td class="label">Contact Telephone:</td><td class="value">507-454-3150</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">abb2@uwm.edu</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">A. Reitmaier, , Winona State University, Winona, MN; A. Reitmaier, C. Kovach, , University of Wisconsin- Milwaukee, Milwaukee, WI;</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Four to five million Americans are affected currently by dementia and it is considered the leading cause of institutionalization among the elderly. Approximately 90% of clients with dementia demonstrate problematic behaviors, such as vocalizations, aggression, wandering, and delusions, in addition to cognitive and functional losses. These clients also may demonstrate more passive behaviors that often go unnoticed in the long-term care setting. There have been claims that clients with dementia lose themselves during the disease process, however theoretical and empirical evidence suggests that clients with dementia can maintain their sense of self or personhood throughout the dementia process. It is possible that while some changes in personality occur during the progression of dementia, the link between premorbid personality and behavior is retained to a degree that allows some prediction of dementia behaviors from knowledge of premorbid personality traits. The purpose of this study is to examine premorbid personality in clients with dementia and determine if those traits or facets can indeed predict specific dementia behaviors. Descriptive, correlational analysis and predictive regression analysis will be used to examine data in ninety residents from various nursing facilities in southeastern Minnesota. This study utilized five separate instruments to measure cognition, functional ability, passive behaviors, aggressive behaviors, and personality traits and facets. With a better understanding of how premorbid personality plays a role on dementia behaviors, health care professionals may be able to implement interventions, improve outcomes, and improve these clients quality of life by understanding their needs.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T22:28:27Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T22:28:27Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipMidwest Nursing Research Societyen_GB
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