Illness representations among first-degree relatives of people with Alzheimer disease.

@article{Roberts2000IllnessRA,
  title={Illness representations among first-degree relatives of people with Alzheimer disease.},
  author={Jeffrey Scott Roberts and Cathleen M. Connell},
  journal={Alzheimer disease and associated disorders},
  year={2000},
  volume={14 3},
  pages={
          129-136,Discussion 127-8
        }
}
The purpose of this study was to examine attitudes, beliefs, and experiences regarding Alzheimer disease (AD) among patients' first-degree relatives, a group that is at increased AD risk and often involved in health care decision-making for affected family members. Children and siblings (N = 203; age range, 30-92 years; 75% female) of people with AD completed a questionnaire (response rate, 90%) that assessed mental representations of AD, including knowledge, cause and treatment beliefs… CONTINUE READING
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