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  • R.T. Woods
  • S.M. Nelis
  • A. Martyr
  • J. Roberts
  • C.J. Whitaker
  • I. Markova
  • I. Roth
  • R. Morris
  • L. Clare
Self-report quality of life (QoL) measures for people with dementia are widely used as outcome measures in trials of dementia care interventions. Depressed mood, relationship quality and neuropsychiatric symptoms predict scores on these measures, whereas cognitive impairment and functional abilities typically do not. This study examines whether these self-reports are influenced by personality and by the person’s awareness of his/her impairments. A strong negative association between QoL and awareness of deficits would have implications for the validity of self-report in this context and for therapeutic interventions aiming to increase adjustment and coping.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)94
JournalHealth and Quality of Life Outcomes
Publication statusPublished - 11 Jun 2014

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