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Understanding the quality of life of personal care home residents with Alzheimer's disease and related dementias: Family caregivers' perspectives

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dc.contributor.supervisor Doupe, Malcolm (Community Health Sciences) en
dc.contributor.author Rona, Hazel
dc.date.accessioned 2010-09-13T20:37:15Z
dc.date.available 2010-09-13T20:37:15Z
dc.date.issued 2010-09-13T20:37:15Z
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1993/4193
dc.description.abstract Manitoba’s population is aging. Trends in personal care home (PCH) use have also changed so that residents today have more cognitive impairments including Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias (ADRD). While quality of life (QoL) has emerged as an important PCH research outcome, this literature is relatively sparse for residents with versus without ADRD. This study was conducted to examine the QoL of PCH residents with ADRD, using a recently developed but as of yet untested framework by Kane and colleagues (1999, as cited in Frytak; Kane 2001, 2003). The specific aims of this study were to gather family caregivers’ perspectives on: (a) the meaning of the six domains that constitute Kane et al.’s ADRD-specific PCH-QoL framework; (b) domains they considered to be more important or lacking from this framework; and, (c) general PCH policies, practices, and activities that currently (or could better) facilitate positive QoL experiences for their loved ones. en
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dc.language.iso en_US
dc.rights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess
dc.subject quality of life en
dc.subject nursing home en
dc.subject Alzheimer's en
dc.subject long term care en
dc.subject dementia en
dc.subject Kane en
dc.title Understanding the quality of life of personal care home residents with Alzheimer's disease and related dementias: Family caregivers' perspectives en
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/masterThesis
dc.degree.discipline Community Health Sciences en
dc.contributor.examiningcommittee Payne, Barbara (Community Health Sciences) Lamont, Lori (Winnipeg Regional Health Authority) Guse, Lorna (Faculty of Nursing) MacDonald, Sharon (Community Health Sciences) en
dc.degree.level Master of Science (M.Sc.) en
dc.description.note October 2010 en


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