Development and evaluation of a health-related quality of life questionnaire for the elderly with dementia in Japan

Seishi Terada, Hideki Ishizu, Yoshikatsu Fujisawa, Daisuke Fujita, Osamu Yokota, Hanae Nakashima, Takashi Haraguchi, Takeshi Ishihara, Shin Yamamoto, Ken Sasaki, Yoshihiko Nakashima, Shigetoshi Kuroda

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Abstract

Objectives: The purpose of this study was the development of the quality of life (QOL) questionnaire for dementia (QOL-D) in Japan. Methods: We performed a questionnaire survey of QOL assessment in elderly patients with dementia in Japan, and developed QOL-D. Results: The final version consists of only 31 items grouped into six response sets, each with its own scale. Reliability is good to excellent, and validity is, to some extent, established. The six domains of health-related QOL are divided into two groups. One is the positive and the other is the negative aspects of health-related QOL. The positive aspects have been shown to correlate positively with cognitive function and activities of daily living (ADL) score, whereas the negative aspects have not. The concept of QOL for elderly patients with dementia in Japan is similar to that in Western countries. Conclusion: We demonstrated that QOL-D is a reliable and valid instrument for QOL assessment in elderly patients with dementia in Japan.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)851-858
Number of pages8
JournalInternational Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry
Volume17
Issue number9
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Sep 1 2002

Keywords

  • Activities of daily living (ADL)
  • Cognitive function
  • Dementia
  • Health-related QOL
  • Quality of life (QOL)

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geriatrics and Gerontology
  • Psychiatry and Mental health

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    Terada, S., Ishizu, H., Fujisawa, Y., Fujita, D., Yokota, O., Nakashima, H., Haraguchi, T., Ishihara, T., Yamamoto, S., Sasaki, K., Nakashima, Y., & Kuroda, S. (2002). Development and evaluation of a health-related quality of life questionnaire for the elderly with dementia in Japan. International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, 17(9), 851-858. https://doi.org/10.1002/gps.711