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dc.contributor.authorMoyle, Wendy
dc.contributor.authorVenturto, Lorraine
dc.contributor.authorGriffiths, Susan
dc.contributor.authorGrimbeek, Peter
dc.contributor.authorMcAllister, Margaret
dc.contributor.authorOxlade, Debbie
dc.contributor.authorMurfield, Jenny
dc.contributor.editorMartin Orrell and Steven Zarit
dc.date.accessioned2017-05-03T15:30:56Z
dc.date.available2017-05-03T15:30:56Z
dc.date.issued2011
dc.date.modified2012-02-13T05:08:46Z
dc.identifier.issn1360-7863
dc.identifier.doi10.1080/13607863.2011.583620
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/42487
dc.description.abstractObjectives: An exploration and understanding of quality of life (QOL) can help to enhance understanding and respect for people with dementia and assist in improving care and treatment of this population. This study sought to understand the factors that influence QOL for people living with dementia in long-term care (LTC), including an understanding of how they perceived they were valued. Methods: In-depth interviews were conducted with 32 older people with dementia from one service provider and across four large care settings, in two Australian states. Results: While these residents were either satisfied or dissatisfied with elements of their life, the factors influencing a positive QOL were related to their relationship with family and other people, and 'things' such as needing some control over their life and, more importantly, needing to contribute to their community. Participants reported feeling of little use and therefore of limited value to society. Conclusion: This study proposes a need to understand how relationships might be maintained and strengthened following a move into LTC and highlights the importance of control and its influence on feeling valued.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.description.publicationstatusYes
dc.languageEnglish
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherRoutledge
dc.publisher.placeUnited Kingdom
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationN
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom970
dc.relation.ispartofpageto977
dc.relation.ispartofissue8
dc.relation.ispartofjournalAging & Mental Health
dc.relation.ispartofvolume15
dc.rights.retentionY
dc.subject.fieldofresearchBiomedical and clinical sciences
dc.subject.fieldofresearchAged care nursing
dc.subject.fieldofresearchHuman society
dc.subject.fieldofresearchPsychology
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode32
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode420502
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode44
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode52
dc.titleFactors influencing quality of life for people with dementia: A qualitative perspective
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articles
gro.facultyGriffith Health, School of Nursing and Midwifery
gro.date.issued2011
gro.hasfulltextNo Full Text
gro.griffith.authorMoyle, Wendy
gro.griffith.authorGrimbeek, Peter M.
gro.griffith.authorGriffiths, Susan
gro.griffith.authorVenturato, Lorraine
gro.griffith.authorMurfield, Jenny E.
gro.griffith.authorMcAllister, Margaret M.


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