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    Health Related Quality of Life and Cognitive Decline in Older Populations: Preliminary Results From NeuroDemeNPsia Study


    Onandia-Hinchado, Iban and Díaz-Orueta, Unai (2019) Health Related Quality of Life and Cognitive Decline in Older Populations: Preliminary Results From NeuroDemeNPsia Study. Journal of Applied Gerontology, 39 (6). pp. 618-626. ISSN 1552-4523

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    Abstract

    Goal: To measure Health Related Quality of Life (HRQoL) in people with different primary degenerative dementias and compare them with 50+ years old older individuals with mild cognitive impairment (MCI) and healthy controls (HCs). Materials and Methods: In all, 45 participants suffered from Alzheimer’s disease (AD) dementia, 27 from Lewy body dementia (LBD), 17 from frontotemporal dementia (FTD), 43 from MCI, and 31 HCs (n = 163). The 12-Item Short Form Health Survey, version 2 (SF-12-v2) and Mini Mental State Examination were administered. Reisberg’s Global Deterioration Scale (GDS) was completed by a neurologist. HRQoL indices obtained via the SF-12-v2 were compared between different subgroups. Results: Physical Function, Physical Role, Emotional Role, and Physical Summary Composite scores showed the best scores for patients with AD, followed by HC and MCI, and finally FTD and LBD. Discussion: A differentiated profile in HRQoL is shown in dementia subgroups, and may be useful to support differential diagnosis

    Item Type: Article
    Additional Information: Cite as: Onandia-Hinchado I, Diaz-Orueta U. Health Related Quality of Life and Cognitive Decline in Older Populations: Preliminary Results From NeuroDemeNPsia Study. Journal of Applied Gerontology. 2020;39(6):618-626. doi:10.1177/0733464819866587
    Keywords: dementia; caregiving; assessment; health related quality of life;
    Academic Unit: Assisting Living & Learning,ALL institute
    Faculty of Science and Engineering > Psychology
    Item ID: 15062
    Identification Number: https://doi.org/10.1177/0733464819866587
    Depositing User: Unai Diaz-Orueta
    Date Deposited: 25 Nov 2021 16:27
    Journal or Publication Title: Journal of Applied Gerontology
    Publisher: SAGE Publications
    Refereed: Yes
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