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dc.contributor.authorNelis, S.M.
dc.contributor.authorWu, Y.-T.
dc.contributor.authorMatthews, F.E.
dc.contributor.authorMartyr, A.
dc.contributor.authorQuinn, Catherine
dc.contributor.authorRippon, I.
dc.contributor.authorRusted, J.
dc.contributor.authorThom, J.M.
dc.contributor.authorKopelman, M.D.
dc.contributor.authorHindle, J.V.
dc.contributor.authorJones, R.W.
dc.contributor.authorClare, L.
dc.date.accessioned2018-11-28T16:41:48Z
dc.date.available2018-11-28T16:41:48Z
dc.date.issued2018
dc.identifier.citationNelis SM, Wu Y-T, Matthews FE et al (2018) The impact of comorbidity on the quality of life of people with dementia: findings from the IDEAL study. Age and Ageing. Article in Press.en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10454/16676
dc.descriptionYesen_US
dc.description.abstractThe aim was to investigate the comorbidity profile of people with dementia and examine the associations between severity of comorbidity, health-related quality of life (HRQoL) and quality of life (QoL). The improving the experience of Dementia and Enhancing Active Life (IDEAL) cohort consisted of 1,547 people diagnosed with dementia who provided information on the number and type of comorbid conditions. Participants also provided ratings of their health-related and dementia-specific QoL. The majority of the sample were living with more than one chronic condition. Hypertension was commonly reported and frequently combined with connective tissue disease, diabetes and depression. The number of comorbid conditions was associated with low QoL scores, and those with severe comorbidity (≥5 conditions) showed the greatest impact on their well-being. Comorbidity is an important risk factor for poor QoL and health status in people with dementia. Greater recognition of the nature and impact of comorbidity is needed to inform support and interventions for people with dementia and a multidisciplinary approach to care provision is recommended.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipThe IDEAL study is funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (UK) and the National Institute for Health Research (UK) through grant ES/L001853/2 ‘Improving the experience of dementia and enhancing active life: living well with dementia’en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.relation.isreferencedbyhttps://doi.org/10.1093/ageing/afy155en_US
dc.rights© 2018 The Authors. This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)en_US
dc.subjectAlzheimer's diseaseen_US
dc.subjectMultimorbiditiesen_US
dc.subjectDepressionen_US
dc.subjectOlder peopleen_US
dc.titleThe impact of comorbidity on the quality of life of people with dementia: findings from the IDEAL studyen_US
dc.status.refereedYesen_US
dc.date.Accepted2018-09-12
dc.date.application2018-11-07
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.type.versionPublished versionen_US
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