Relationships among Caregiver Factors and Quality of Life in Care Recipients with Irreversible Dementia

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/160581
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Relationships among Caregiver Factors and Quality of Life in Care Recipients with Irreversible Dementia
Abstract:
Relationships among Caregiver Factors and Quality of Life in Care Recipients with Irreversible Dementia
Conference Sponsor:Midwest Nursing Research Society
Conference Year:2002
Author:Burgener, Sandy, RNC, PhD
P.I. Institution Name:University of Illinois
Title:Associate Professor
Contact Address:College of Nursing, 408 South Goodwin, MC076, Room 320, Urbana, IL, 61801, USA
Contact Telephone:(217) 333-3083
Using Lawton's (1983, 1997) model of quality of life (QoL) in older adults as a guiding framework, the purpose of this longitudinal, prospective study is to examine predictors of QoL outcomes in persons with irreversible dementia as they move through the disease stages. From an initial sample of 96 caregiver/care receiver pairs, 73 (N=146) pairs remain at the 18-month assessment point. Changes in care recipient outcomes from baseline to the 18-month assessment include significant declines in mental ability, productive behaviors, and functional ability, with improvement in depression scores. Controlling for 12-month mental ability, caregiver factors at 12-months predicting care recipient QoL outcomes at 18 months include psychological well being predicted by the quality of the relationship with the caregiver and facilitated activity participation. Two of the three aspects of care recipient productive behaviors were predicted by caregiver factors, including quality of the relationship, total social contacts, and caregiver role stress. Care recipient functional status was also predicted by caregiver role stress and activity participation. Lawton's QoL model was supported by this analysis with a total explained variance of 32% for three (psychological well being, productive behaviors, functional ability) of the five (physical impairment and perceived personal control not included) components of care recipient QoL outcomes.
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.titleRelationships among Caregiver Factors and Quality of Life in Care Recipients with Irreversible Dementiaen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/160581-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Relationships among Caregiver Factors and Quality of Life in Care Recipients with Irreversible Dementia</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">2002</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Burgener, Sandy, RNC, PhD</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">University of Illinois</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Associate Professor</td></tr><tr class="item-address"><td class="label">Contact Address:</td><td class="value">College of Nursing, 408 South Goodwin, MC076, Room 320, Urbana, IL, 61801, USA</td></tr><tr class="item-phone"><td class="label">Contact Telephone:</td><td class="value">(217) 333-3083</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">sburgenr@uiuc.edu</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Using Lawton's (1983, 1997) model of quality of life (QoL) in older adults as a guiding framework, the purpose of this longitudinal, prospective study is to examine predictors of QoL outcomes in persons with irreversible dementia as they move through the disease stages. From an initial sample of 96 caregiver/care receiver pairs, 73 (N=146) pairs remain at the 18-month assessment point. Changes in care recipient outcomes from baseline to the 18-month assessment include significant declines in mental ability, productive behaviors, and functional ability, with improvement in depression scores. Controlling for 12-month mental ability, caregiver factors at 12-months predicting care recipient QoL outcomes at 18 months include psychological well being predicted by the quality of the relationship with the caregiver and facilitated activity participation. Two of the three aspects of care recipient productive behaviors were predicted by caregiver factors, including quality of the relationship, total social contacts, and caregiver role stress. Care recipient functional status was also predicted by caregiver role stress and activity participation. Lawton's QoL model was supported by this analysis with a total explained variance of 32% for three (psychological well being, productive behaviors, functional ability) of the five (physical impairment and perceived personal control not included) components of care recipient QoL outcomes.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T23:04:52Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T23:04:52Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipMidwest Nursing Research Societyen_GB
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