Cookies?
Library Header Image
LSE Research Online LSE Library Services

Factors associated with self- and informant ratings of quality of life, well-being and life satisfaction in people with mild-to-moderate dementia: results from the Improving the experience of Dementia and Enhancing Active Life programme

Wu, Yu-Tzu, Nelis, Sharon M, Quinn, Catherine, Martyr, Anthony, Jones, Ian R, Victor, Christina R, Knapp, Martin ORCID: 0000-0003-1427-0215, Henderson, Catherine, Hindle, John V, Jones, Roy W, Kopelman, Michael D, Morris, Robin G, Pickett, James A, Rusted, Jennifer M, Thom, Jeanette M, Litherland, Rachael, Matthews, Fiona E, Clare, Linda and team, the IDEAL Programme (2020) Factors associated with self- and informant ratings of quality of life, well-being and life satisfaction in people with mild-to-moderate dementia: results from the Improving the experience of Dementia and Enhancing Active Life programme. Age and Ageing, 49 (3). 446 - 452. ISSN 0002-0729

[img] Text (Factors associated with self- and informant ratings of quality of life, wellbeing and life satisfaction in people with mild-to-moderate dementia) - Accepted Version
Repository staff only until 9 February 2021.

Download (1MB) | Request a copy

Identification Number: 10.1093/ageing/afz177

Abstract

BACKGROUND: a large number of studies have explored factors related to self- and informant ratings of quality of life in people with dementia, but many studies have had relatively small sample sizes and mainly focused on health conditions and dementia symptoms. The aim of this study is to compare self- and informant-rated quality of life, life satisfaction and well-being, and investigate the relationships of the two different rating methods with various social, psychological and health factors, using a large cohort study of community-dwelling people with dementia and carers in Great Britain. METHODS: this study included 1,283 dyads of people with mild-to-moderate dementia and their primary carers in the Improving the experience of Dementia and Enhancing Active Life study. Multivariate modelling was used to investigate associations of self- and informant-rated quality of life, life satisfaction and well-being with factors in five domains: psychological characteristics and health; social location; capitals, assets and resources; physical fitness and health; and managing everyday life with dementia. RESULTS: people with dementia rated their quality of life, life satisfaction and well-being more highly than did the informants. Despite these differences, the two approaches had similar relationships with social, psychological and physical health factors in the five domains. CONCLUSION: although self- and informant ratings differ, they display similar results when focusing on factors associated with quality of life, life satisfaction and well-being. Either self- or informant ratings may offer a reasonable source of information about people with dementia in terms of understanding associated factors.

Item Type: Article
Official URL: https://academic.oup.com/ageing
Additional Information: © 2020 The Authors
Divisions: Personal Social Services Research Unit
Health Policy
Subjects: R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine
H Social Sciences
B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
Date Deposited: 18 Feb 2020 15:51
Last Modified: 29 May 2020 23:13
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/103481

Actions (login required)

View Item View Item

Downloads

Downloads per month over past year

View more statistics