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    Methods for assessing quality of life and well-being in frail older people

    McKee, K.J. and Houston, Diane and Barnes, S. (2002) Methods for assessing quality of life and well-being in frail older people. Psychology & Health 17 (6), pp. 737-751. ISSN 0887-0446.

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    Abstract

    The appropriateness, reliability and convergence of differing methods and associated instruments for the assessment of quality of life and well-being in frail older people was examined in 60 (greater than or equal to 65 years of age) nursing home residents. The feasibility of measuring quality of life and well-being via a variety of instruments was explored through observation (an adaptation of Dementia Care Mapping), structured interview (Schedule for the Evaluation of Individual Quality of Life - Direct Weighting), and proxy questionnaire (Pleasant Events Schedule - Alzheimer Disease; Apparent Emotion Rating Scale). The observational assessment and Pleasant Events Schedule demonstrated good reliability. Significant associations were found between well-being as assessed by observation, and active social interaction and engagement in recreation as assessed by observation, quality of life as assessed by structured interview, and enjoyment of activities as assessed by proxy questionnaire. These findings indicate the importance of social activity in later life, and the potential of different approaches for the appropriate assessment of key aspects of quality of life in frail older people.

    Metadata

    Item Type: Article
    Keyword(s) / Subject(s): Quality Of Life, Well-being, Elderly, Assessment, Reliability, Social Interaction
    School: Birkbeck Schools and Departments > School of Business, Economics & Informatics > Organizational Psychology
    Depositing User: Administrator
    Date Deposited: 06 Sep 2008 08:50
    Last Modified: 18 Dec 2018 10:44
    URI: http://eprints.bbk.ac.uk/id/eprint/16534

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