Observed affect in nursing home residents with Alzheimer's disease.

  title={Observed affect in nursing home residents with Alzheimer's disease.},
  author={M. Powell Lawton and Kimberly Van Haitsma and Jennifer H. Klapper},
  journal={The journals of gerontology. Series B, Psychological sciences and social sciences},
  volume={51 1},
A method for assessing affect states among older people with Alzheimer's disease was developed for use in a study designed to evaluate a special care unit for such residents of a nursing home. The 6-item Philadelphia Geriatric Center Affect Rating Scale was designed for the use of research and other staff in assessing positive affect (pleasure, interest, contentment) and negative affect (sadness, worry/anxiety, and anger) by direct observation of facial expression, body movement, and other cues… 

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