Reference : Evaluation de la qualité de vie dans la maladie d’Alzheimer et les troubles apparentés
Scientific journals : Article
Social & behavioral sciences, psychology : Treatment & clinical psychology
http://hdl.handle.net/2268/72403
Evaluation de la qualité de vie dans la maladie d’Alzheimer et les troubles apparentés
French
[en] Assessment of quality of life in Alzheimer's disease and related disorders
Missotten, Pierre mailto [Université de Liège - ULg > Département de personne et société > Psychologie de la sénescence >]
Squelard, Gilles mailto [Université de Liège - ULg > Département de personne et société > Psychologie de la sénescence >]
Ylieff, Michel mailto [Université de Liège - ULg > Département de personne et société > Département de personne et société >]
Jul-2010
Gérontologie et Société : Cahiers de la Fondation Nationale de Gérontologie
133
Pour une bientraitance: faut-il repenser le soin?
115-131
Yes
National
0151-0193
[en] quality of life ; assessment ; Alzheimer ; people with dementia ; ADRQL ; Institution ; home
[en] Definition and measure of quality of life (QoL) raise many conceptual and methodological problems. Its assessment in Alzheimer's disease and related disorders is relatively recent. It uses self-assessment or proxy assessment tools. These are the subject of much debate and involve some biases.
Current research mainly aims to assess the global level of Alzheimer's QoL, specify the impact of disease and identify the factors that influence it. Data resulting from recent studies using a same instrument, the Alzheimer’s Disease Related Quality of Life (ADRQL), show that the decrease in QoL is less catastrophic than what is usually stated. This is influenced by the level of dependency, by cognitive deficits and especially psychological and behavioural disorders. Moreover, QoL does not seem to decrease linearly during the staging. It may have periods of stability despite the worsening of cognitive impairment. QoL does not appear to be higher in subjects living at home.
Current data could contribute to ethical debates about the meaning to life of Alzheimer persons, on their end-of-life and the finality of care.
Researchers ; Professionals ; Students
http://hdl.handle.net/2268/72403

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