Assessing quality of life of older people with dementia: a comparison of quantitative self-report and proxy accounts.

@article{Moyle2012AssessingQO,
  title={Assessing quality of life of older people with dementia: a comparison of quantitative self-report and proxy accounts.},
  author={Wendy Moyle and Jenny Murfield and Susan G Griffiths and Lorraine Venturato},
  journal={Journal of advanced nursing},
  year={2012},
  volume={68 10},
  pages={2237-46}
}
AIMS This article reports on a study of quality of life of older people with dementia, as assessed by the person with dementia, family carer and care staff. BACKGROUND People with dementia can give meaningful assessments of their quality of life, but these often differ from proxy ratings. In understanding this discrepancy, the influence of age, extent of cognitive impairment and activity limitation has been investigated. A lack of conclusive associations between quality of life ratings and… CONTINUE READING
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