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Article: Effects of cognitive function and depressive mood on the quality of life in Chinese Alzheimer’s disease patients in Hong Kong

TitleEffects of cognitive function and depressive mood on the quality of life in Chinese Alzheimer’s disease patients in Hong Kong
Authors
Issue Date2011
PublisherBlackwell Publishing Asia. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.blackwellpublishing.com/journals/GGI
Citation
Geriatrics & Gerontology International, 2011, v. 11 n. 1, p. 69-76 How to Cite?
AbstractAIM: In view of the paucity of data on the quality of life (QOL) in Chinese Alzheimer's disease (AD) patients, we investigated the effects of cognitive function and depressive mood on QOL among our Chinese AD patients in Hong Kong, using the Cantonese Chinese version of Quality of Life in Alzheimer's disease (QOL-AD). METHODS: This was a cross-sectional study. The Cantonese Chinese version of QOL-AD was adapted from the Mandarin Chinese and English versions of QOL-AD, and was administered to 111 AD patients and their caregivers. RESULTS: The Cantonese Chinese version of QOL-AD showed good internal consistency, test-retest and inter-rater reliability. The patients' and caregivers' reports of QOL-AD were moderately correlated (r=0.516, P<0.001). Both QOL-AD scores from patient and caregiver reports varied significantly in relation to the severity of cognitive impairment, being lowest in the subgroup with Mini-Mental State Examination scores of 10 or less. The mean QOL-AD scores from both patient and caregiver reports were also significantly lower in the depressed (Geriatric Depression Scale [GDS] scores>/=15) than non-depressed groups (GDS scores
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/139466
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dc.contributor.authorChan, IWPen_US
dc.contributor.authorChu, LWen_US
dc.contributor.authorLee, PWHen_US
dc.contributor.authorLi, SWen_US
dc.contributor.authorYu, KKen_US
dc.date.accessioned2011-09-23T05:50:23Z-
dc.date.available2011-09-23T05:50:23Z-
dc.date.issued2011en_US
dc.identifier.citationGeriatrics & Gerontology International, 2011, v. 11 n. 1, p. 69-76en_US
dc.identifier.issn1444-1586-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/139466-
dc.description.abstractAIM: In view of the paucity of data on the quality of life (QOL) in Chinese Alzheimer's disease (AD) patients, we investigated the effects of cognitive function and depressive mood on QOL among our Chinese AD patients in Hong Kong, using the Cantonese Chinese version of Quality of Life in Alzheimer's disease (QOL-AD). METHODS: This was a cross-sectional study. The Cantonese Chinese version of QOL-AD was adapted from the Mandarin Chinese and English versions of QOL-AD, and was administered to 111 AD patients and their caregivers. RESULTS: The Cantonese Chinese version of QOL-AD showed good internal consistency, test-retest and inter-rater reliability. The patients' and caregivers' reports of QOL-AD were moderately correlated (r=0.516, P<0.001). Both QOL-AD scores from patient and caregiver reports varied significantly in relation to the severity of cognitive impairment, being lowest in the subgroup with Mini-Mental State Examination scores of 10 or less. The mean QOL-AD scores from both patient and caregiver reports were also significantly lower in the depressed (Geriatric Depression Scale [GDS] scores>/=15) than non-depressed groups (GDS scores</=15) (QOL-AD patient report 23.8 and 34.2, respectively, P<0.001, Student's t-test; QOL-AD caregiver report 28.9 and 31.0, respectively, P<0.05, Student's t-test). General linear model analyses showed that only the MMSE and GDS scores were independent significant factors associated with the patient but not the caregiver reports of the QOL-AD. CONCLUSION: Among Chinese AD patients in Hong Kong, depressive mood and low MMSE score adversely affect the QOL-AD from the patient but not the caregiver perspectives.-
dc.languageengen_US
dc.publisherBlackwell Publishing Asia. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.blackwellpublishing.com/journals/GGI-
dc.relation.ispartofGeriatrics & Gerontology Internationalen_US
dc.rightsThe definitive version is available at www.blackwell-synergy.com-
dc.subject.meshAffect - physiology-
dc.subject.meshAlzheimer Disease - ethnology - psychology-
dc.subject.meshAsian Continental Ancestry Group-
dc.subject.meshCognition - physiology-
dc.subject.meshDepressive Disorder - ethnology - psychology-
dc.titleEffects of cognitive function and depressive mood on the quality of life in Chinese Alzheimer’s disease patients in Hong Kongen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.identifier.openurlhttp://library.hku.hk:4550/resserv?sid=HKU:IR&issn=1444-1586&volume=11&issue=1&spage=69&epage=76&date=2011&atitle=Effects+of+cognitive+function+and+depressive+mood+on+the+quality+of+life+in+Chinese+Alzheimer’s+disease+patients+in+Hong+Kong-
dc.identifier.emailChu, LW: lwchu@hkucc.hku.hken_US
dc.identifier.emailYu, KK: gkkyu@hku.hken_US
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dc.identifier.doi10.1111/j.1447-0594.2010.00643.x-
dc.identifier.pmid20738410-
dc.identifier.scopuseid_2-s2.0-78650241078-
dc.identifier.hkuros177483en_US
dc.identifier.hkuros194550-
dc.identifier.volume11en_US
dc.identifier.issue1en_US
dc.identifier.spage69en_US
dc.identifier.epage76en_US
dc.identifier.isiWOS:000285759100011-
dc.identifier.citeulike8619545-

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