It is unclear what aspects of quality of life (QOL) are affected in older adults with Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI), but it is important because in the absence of treatment for MCI, QOL is often considered an indicator of the efficacy of psychosocial and pharmacological interventions. The purpose of this study was to explore factors that may affect QOL in older adults with MCI. Specifically, this study explored the relationship between cognition, depression, functional status and QOL in a sample of older adults with Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI). Findings indicate a significant relationship between QOL, depression, and functional status in older adults with MCI, but no significant relationship between QOL and cognitive status. An improved QOL for older adults with MCI can be achieved by detecting/treating their depression, and aiding with impaired functions in IADLs. Improving our understanding of MCI is necessary to respond adequately to the demands of growing population of older adults with MCI.
|Commitee:||Galvez, Gino, White, Barbara|
|School:||California State University, Long Beach|
|Department:||Family and Consumer Sciences|
|School Location:||United States -- California|
|Source:||MAI 55/01M(E), Masters Abstracts International|
|Subjects:||Gerontology, Cognitive psychology|
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