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The final period of life in elderly people in Sweden: factors associated with QOL.

Andersson, Magdalena LU ; Hallberg, Ingalill R and Edberg, Karin (2006) In International Journal of Palliative Nursing 12(6). p.93-286
Abstract
Whether elderly people in the final period of life have a high quality of life (QOL) and what factors relate QOL in this context, is not well known. The aim of this study was to examine the final period in life in elderly people (75 years or older) in need of help with instrumental activities of daily living (ADL), with the focus on quality of life, sense of coherence (SOC), health complaints and self-reported diseases. Also to investigate factors associated with QOL and factors predicting mortality. The sample consisted of 411 people, fifty of the respondents (the study group) had died within 1 year of data collection. The results showed that the study group had lower QOL than the comparison group. More admissions to hospital as well as... (More)
Whether elderly people in the final period of life have a high quality of life (QOL) and what factors relate QOL in this context, is not well known. The aim of this study was to examine the final period in life in elderly people (75 years or older) in need of help with instrumental activities of daily living (ADL), with the focus on quality of life, sense of coherence (SOC), health complaints and self-reported diseases. Also to investigate factors associated with QOL and factors predicting mortality. The sample consisted of 411 people, fifty of the respondents (the study group) had died within 1 year of data collection. The results showed that the study group had lower QOL than the comparison group. More admissions to hospital as well as the number of health complaints present negatively affected QOL for all respondents. Factors that predicted mortality included older age and higher number of health complaints. (Less)
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The information about affiliations in this record was updated in December 2015. The record was previously connected to the following departments: Division of Gerontology and Caring Sciences (Closed 2012) (013220200), Caring Sciences (Closed 2012) (016514020)
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  abstract     = {Whether elderly people in the final period of life have a high quality of life (QOL) and what factors relate QOL in this context, is not well known. The aim of this study was to examine the final period in life in elderly people (75 years or older) in need of help with instrumental activities of daily living (ADL), with the focus on quality of life, sense of coherence (SOC), health complaints and self-reported diseases. Also to investigate factors associated with QOL and factors predicting mortality. The sample consisted of 411 people, fifty of the respondents (the study group) had died within 1 year of data collection. The results showed that the study group had lower QOL than the comparison group. More admissions to hospital as well as the number of health complaints present negatively affected QOL for all respondents. Factors that predicted mortality included older age and higher number of health complaints.},
  author       = {Andersson, Magdalena and Hallberg, Ingalill R and Edberg, Karin},
  issn         = {1357-6321},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {6},
  pages        = {93--286},
  publisher    = {Mark Allen},
  series       = {International Journal of Palliative Nursing},
  title        = {The final period of life in elderly people in Sweden: factors associated with QOL.},
  url          = {http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/query.fcgi?cmd=Retrieve&db=PubMed&list_uids=16926739&dopt=Abstract},
  volume       = {12},
  year         = {2006},
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