Dementia, pain, depression, behavioral disturbances, and ADLs: toward a comprehensive conceptualization of quality of life in long-term care.

@article{Cipher2004DementiaPD,
  title={Dementia, pain, depression, behavioral disturbances, and ADLs: toward a comprehensive conceptualization of quality of life in long-term care.},
  author={Daisha Jane Cipher and P. Andrew Clifford},
  journal={International journal of geriatric psychiatry},
  year={2004},
  volume={19 8},
  pages={741-8}
}
OBJECTIVES Quality of life in long-term care settings is a multidimensional construct that includes functional, cognitive, behavioral, and psychological variables. Quality of life variables have been found to be related to one another, but directional influences have not been tested. METHODS The purpose of this study was to develop and compare two competing path models composed of quality of life variables, including dementia, pain, behavioral disturbances, and ADLs. RESULTS Path analytic… CONTINUE READING

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