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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/161614
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Categorizing the Impacts of Early-Stage Dementia on a Person's Quality of Life
Abstract:
Categorizing the Impacts of Early-Stage Dementia on a Person's Quality of Life
Conference Sponsor:Midwest Nursing Research Society
Conference Year:2002
Author:Katsuno, Towako
P.I. Institution Name:Tokyo Metropolitan University of Health Sciences
Title:Associate Professor
Contact Address:7-2-10 Higashi-ogu, Arakawa-ku, Tokyo, 116-8551, Japan
Contact Telephone:03.3819.1211
Past research on the impacts of dementia poses two issues: 1)the main focus has been put on the physiological effects of the dementia on cognition and behavioral "problems" of the person, and 2) it has used proxy ratings for evaluating the impacts of dementia on the person. The psychosocial impacts of dementia on persons with this affliction have not been clearly understood. In addition, how the changes in their life from the dementing illness affect their quality of life is not known. The purpose of this study was to explore the impacts of dementing illnesses on the afflicted person's quality of life and to develop a categorization which describes the impacts of early-stage dementia from the person's own perspectives. The data in this study were collected as part of a larger project in USA. Through purposive sampling, 23 participants were extensively interviewed using a semi-structured interview guide and the Single Item Quality of Life Scale (SIQLS). All interviews were audio tape-recorded and transcribed. There was a significant difference in the SIQLS scores before (retrospectively) and while having a dementing illness. Analysis of qualitative data identified 55 categories of perceived changes due to dementing illnesses in Ferrans & Powers' four domains of quality of life: 15 in Health/Functioning, 27 in Psychological/Spiritual, 10 in Social/Economic, and 3 in Family. The results suggested that the impacts of early-stage dementia extend across all domains of people's lives, with most in the Psychological/Spiritual. Some people actually experience isolated gains from a dementing illness, such as increased family coherence. Health-care professionals need to understand the various impacts of early-stage dementing illnesses, especially on psychological well-being, and develop clinical guidelines in order to provide quality care for those people.
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.titleCategorizing the Impacts of Early-Stage Dementia on a Person's Quality of Lifeen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/161614-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Categorizing the Impacts of Early-Stage Dementia on a Person's Quality of Life</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">Katsuno, Towako</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Tokyo Metropolitan University of Health Sciences</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">7-2-10 Higashi-ogu, Arakawa-ku, Tokyo, 116-8551, Japan</td></tr><tr class="item-phone"><td class="label">Contact Telephone:</td><td class="value">03.3819.1211</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Past research on the impacts of dementia poses two issues: 1)the main focus has been put on the physiological effects of the dementia on cognition and behavioral &quot;problems&quot; of the person, and 2) it has used proxy ratings for evaluating the impacts of dementia on the person. The psychosocial impacts of dementia on persons with this affliction have not been clearly understood. In addition, how the changes in their life from the dementing illness affect their quality of life is not known. The purpose of this study was to explore the impacts of dementing illnesses on the afflicted person's quality of life and to develop a categorization which describes the impacts of early-stage dementia from the person's own perspectives. The data in this study were collected as part of a larger project in USA. Through purposive sampling, 23 participants were extensively interviewed using a semi-structured interview guide and the Single Item Quality of Life Scale (SIQLS). All interviews were audio tape-recorded and transcribed. There was a significant difference in the SIQLS scores before (retrospectively) and while having a dementing illness. Analysis of qualitative data identified 55 categories of perceived changes due to dementing illnesses in Ferrans &amp; Powers' four domains of quality of life: 15 in Health/Functioning, 27 in Psychological/Spiritual, 10 in Social/Economic, and 3 in Family. The results suggested that the impacts of early-stage dementia extend across all domains of people's lives, with most in the Psychological/Spiritual. Some people actually experience isolated gains from a dementing illness, such as increased family coherence. Health-care professionals need to understand the various impacts of early-stage dementing illnesses, especially on psychological well-being, and develop clinical guidelines in order to provide quality care for those people.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T23:24:17Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T23:24:17Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipMidwest Nursing Research Societyen_GB
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