Correlates of caregiver-rated quality of life in assisted living

The Maryland assisted living study

Quincy M. Samus, Adam Rosenblatt, Chiadi Onyike, Cynthia Steele, Alva Baker, Michael Harper, Jason Brandt, Lawrence Mayer, Peter V. Rabins, Constantine G. Lyketsos

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

19 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

We used a cross-sectional study to examine the correlates of caregiver-rated quality of life (QOL) in 198 randomly selected residents from a stratified random sample of 22 assisted living facilities in central Maryland. We measured QOL by using the Alzheimer's Disease-Related Quality of Life Questionnaire. In general, despite cognitive impairment, residents in assisted living were rated as having a high QOL. In a multivariate regression, we found that nonmood neuropsychiatric symptoms were the strongest correlate of QOL, explaining 37% of the variance. Depressive symptoms, functional dependence, marital status, and cognition also contributed to the model, but only minimally. Because of the strong association of neuropsychiatric symptoms with QOL, special attention should be given to their recognition and amelioration.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalJournals of Gerontology - Series B Psychological Sciences and Social Sciences
Volume61
Issue number5
StatePublished - Sep 2006
Externally publishedYes

Fingerprint

assisted living
Caregivers
caregiver
quality of life
Quality of Life
Assisted Living Facilities
resident
Marital Status
marital status
dementia
cross-sectional study
random sample
Cognition
cognition
Alzheimer Disease
Cross-Sectional Studies
Depression
regression
questionnaire

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geriatrics and Gerontology
  • Aging
  • Psychology(all)

Cite this

Correlates of caregiver-rated quality of life in assisted living : The Maryland assisted living study. / Samus, Quincy M.; Rosenblatt, Adam; Onyike, Chiadi; Steele, Cynthia; Baker, Alva; Harper, Michael; Brandt, Jason; Mayer, Lawrence; Rabins, Peter V.; Lyketsos, Constantine G.

In: Journals of Gerontology - Series B Psychological Sciences and Social Sciences, Vol. 61, No. 5, 09.2006.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Samus, QM, Rosenblatt, A, Onyike, C, Steele, C, Baker, A, Harper, M, Brandt, J, Mayer, L, Rabins, PV & Lyketsos, CG 2006, 'Correlates of caregiver-rated quality of life in assisted living: The Maryland assisted living study', Journals of Gerontology - Series B Psychological Sciences and Social Sciences, vol. 61, no. 5.
Samus, Quincy M. ; Rosenblatt, Adam ; Onyike, Chiadi ; Steele, Cynthia ; Baker, Alva ; Harper, Michael ; Brandt, Jason ; Mayer, Lawrence ; Rabins, Peter V. ; Lyketsos, Constantine G. / Correlates of caregiver-rated quality of life in assisted living : The Maryland assisted living study. In: Journals of Gerontology - Series B Psychological Sciences and Social Sciences. 2006 ; Vol. 61, No. 5.
@article{b7cd70bbf33048d68c3c715cedb2065f,
title = "Correlates of caregiver-rated quality of life in assisted living: The Maryland assisted living study",
abstract = "We used a cross-sectional study to examine the correlates of caregiver-rated quality of life (QOL) in 198 randomly selected residents from a stratified random sample of 22 assisted living facilities in central Maryland. We measured QOL by using the Alzheimer's Disease-Related Quality of Life Questionnaire. In general, despite cognitive impairment, residents in assisted living were rated as having a high QOL. In a multivariate regression, we found that nonmood neuropsychiatric symptoms were the strongest correlate of QOL, explaining 37{\%} of the variance. Depressive symptoms, functional dependence, marital status, and cognition also contributed to the model, but only minimally. Because of the strong association of neuropsychiatric symptoms with QOL, special attention should be given to their recognition and amelioration.",
author = "Samus, {Quincy M.} and Adam Rosenblatt and Chiadi Onyike and Cynthia Steele and Alva Baker and Michael Harper and Jason Brandt and Lawrence Mayer and Rabins, {Peter V.} and Lyketsos, {Constantine G.}",
year = "2006",
month = "9",
language = "English (US)",
volume = "61",
journal = "Journals of Gerontology - Series B Psychological Sciences and Social Sciences",
issn = "1079-5014",
publisher = "Gerontological Society of America",
number = "5",

}

TY - JOUR

T1 - Correlates of caregiver-rated quality of life in assisted living

T2 - The Maryland assisted living study

AU - Samus, Quincy M.

AU - Rosenblatt, Adam

AU - Onyike, Chiadi

AU - Steele, Cynthia

AU - Baker, Alva

AU - Harper, Michael

AU - Brandt, Jason

AU - Mayer, Lawrence

AU - Rabins, Peter V.

AU - Lyketsos, Constantine G.

PY - 2006/9

Y1 - 2006/9

N2 - We used a cross-sectional study to examine the correlates of caregiver-rated quality of life (QOL) in 198 randomly selected residents from a stratified random sample of 22 assisted living facilities in central Maryland. We measured QOL by using the Alzheimer's Disease-Related Quality of Life Questionnaire. In general, despite cognitive impairment, residents in assisted living were rated as having a high QOL. In a multivariate regression, we found that nonmood neuropsychiatric symptoms were the strongest correlate of QOL, explaining 37% of the variance. Depressive symptoms, functional dependence, marital status, and cognition also contributed to the model, but only minimally. Because of the strong association of neuropsychiatric symptoms with QOL, special attention should be given to their recognition and amelioration.

AB - We used a cross-sectional study to examine the correlates of caregiver-rated quality of life (QOL) in 198 randomly selected residents from a stratified random sample of 22 assisted living facilities in central Maryland. We measured QOL by using the Alzheimer's Disease-Related Quality of Life Questionnaire. In general, despite cognitive impairment, residents in assisted living were rated as having a high QOL. In a multivariate regression, we found that nonmood neuropsychiatric symptoms were the strongest correlate of QOL, explaining 37% of the variance. Depressive symptoms, functional dependence, marital status, and cognition also contributed to the model, but only minimally. Because of the strong association of neuropsychiatric symptoms with QOL, special attention should be given to their recognition and amelioration.

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=33749340814&partnerID=8YFLogxK

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/citedby.url?scp=33749340814&partnerID=8YFLogxK

M3 - Article

VL - 61

JO - Journals of Gerontology - Series B Psychological Sciences and Social Sciences

JF - Journals of Gerontology - Series B Psychological Sciences and Social Sciences

SN - 1079-5014

IS - 5

ER -