Date of Award

2013

Degree Type

Thesis

Department

Psychology

First Advisor

Judge, Katherine

Subject Headings

Dementia -- Psychological aspects, Dementia -- Social aspects, Stress (Psychology), dementia predictors psychosocial outcomes stress process model illness experience

Abstract

Until recently, few studies have investigated the psychosocial outcomes of individuals living with dementia. More specifically, the relationship among depression, anxiety, and quality of life as well-being outcomes. The current study examined the role of well-being outcomes and how key predictors (level of cognitive impairment, level of distress experienced, relationship role strain) influenced these outcomes. It addressed how these specific predictors had an impact, on depression and anxiety symptoms and overall quality of life. This study utilized the stress process model for individuals with dementia as a framework to demonstrate the intricacies of the illness experience for the individuals. Self-report data was used from IWDs (N = 131) about their illness experience

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