Assesing the quality of life among nursing home residents: Implications for Alzheimer's disease

R. L. Kane, Rosalie A Kane, H. Degenholtz

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Abstract

A measure of quality of life (QOL) for nursing home residents has been developed and tested. Eleven dimensions of QOL were demonstrated. Usable information could be collected from persons with dementia. The responses of staff and family proxies did not correlate well with those of residents. Data must be collected from residents themselves. The domain scores discriminate among nursing homes (NHs). The data collection system is workable; it is currently being used systematically in Minnesota as part of a report card and payment system.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)167-171
Number of pages5
JournalResearch and Practice in Alzheimer's Disease
Volume12
StatePublished - Dec 1 2007

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