Development of a Japanese quality of life instrument for older adults experiencing dementia (QLDJ).

@article{YamamotoMitani2002DevelopmentOA,
  title={Development of a Japanese quality of life instrument for older adults experiencing dementia (QLDJ).},
  author={Noriko Yamamoto-Mitani and Toshiko Abe and Yuko Okita and Kunihiko Hayashi and Chieko Sugishita and Keiko Kamata},
  journal={International journal of aging & human development},
  year={2002},
  volume={55 1},
  pages={71-95}
}
This study develops a quality of life instrument for older Japanese people experiencing dementia (QLDJ). Quality of life (QL) for these older adults is defined as a three dimensional construct including 1) interacting with surroundings, 2) expressing self, and 3) experiencing minimum negative behaviors. From 53 items in the initial item pool, 24 were selected based on item reliability and validity using data from 3 studies that involve ten dementia-care experts (Study A) and 36 and 623 older… CONTINUE READING

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