Seishin Igaku Volume 41, Issue 10 (October 1999)
Japanese

Quality of Life of Elderly Patients Staying at Home and that of their Caregivers, and their Family Environments Toshiyuki WATANABE 1 1Department of Psychiatry, Tokai University School of Medicine Keyword: Elderly patient , Physical illness , Quality of life , Family environment , Caregiver pp.1079-1086
Published Date 1999/10/15
DOI https://doi.org/10.11477/mf.1405904856
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 This study investigated the quality of life (QOL) of elderly (>65 years of age) medical patients staying at home and that of their caregivers, and their family environments.

 The cases were rehabilitation patients going to clinic regularly, their caregivers, and their families (N=229, 84 families). The controls were healthy elderly individuals, other members and their families (N=253, 89 families). The Barthel Indexes (BI), Questionnaire for QOL by lida and Kohashi (QUIK), and Family Environment Scale (FES) were used for this study. The mean QUIK score for elderly patients staying at home was 13.2 (slightly poor). The mean expressiveness score on the FES was significantly higher in the patients than in the controls (p<0.005). The mean active-recreation orientation score on the FES was significantly lower in the patients than in the controls (p<0.005). The QUIK scores for elderly patients staying at home were associated with cohesion (r=-0.52), expressiveness (r=-0.36), and organization (r-0.47). The QUIK scores for caregivers were associated with cohesion (r=-0.5), expressiveness (r=-0.18), and organization (r=-0.41), however, no correlation was seen between QOL of other members and family environment in the control group.


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精神医学
41巻10号 (1999年10月)
電子版ISSN 1882-126X 印刷版ISSN 0488-1281 医学書院

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