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dc.contributor.advisorSmith, Sarah J.
dc.contributor.advisorOyebode, Jan R.
dc.contributor.advisorSurr, Claire A.
dc.contributor.authorBradley, Rosemary J.
dc.date.accessioned2021-06-01T12:58:00Z
dc.date.available2018
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10454/18499
dc.description.abstractMethods A standardised measurement tool was developed by identifying aspects of self that can be measured, and research methods that are effective at investigating self in people without dementia. The measure consists of three sets of illustrated ‘I am…’ statements representing Activities, Traits and Physical Characteristics, and Relationships and Occupations. Participants were asked to (i) sort these according to whether each was ‘just like me’, ‘a bit like me’ or ‘not at all like me’ (ii) sort their ‘just like me’ choices to identify the statement most like them; (iii) describe memories associated with this statement. The measure was tested with 20 people with dementia to inform refinement. The refined measure was tested for reliability and validity by comparing results from five people with dementia and six age-matched people without dementia. Results Outcome measures were strength, complexity and quality of self and an ‘episodicity’ score reflecting the descriptive richness of memories. The initial administration to 20 people indicated that the measure was suitable for people with mild to moderate dementia, and the outcomes were meaningful and reliable. An ‘Observational Framework’ was developed to enable measurement of self via gestures and expressions of people with limited verbal abilities. The second study indicated that the new measure has good test-retest reliability, but convergent validity was not demonstrated. Participants with dementia demonstrated strength, complexity and quality of self scores comparable to participants without dementia. The results suggest that providing visual cues bypasses the cognitive processes required for effortful recall.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipAlzheimer’s Societyen_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.rights<a rel="license" href="http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/"><img alt="Creative Commons License" style="border-width:0" src="http://i.creativecommons.org/l/by-nc-nd/3.0/88x31.png" /></a><br />The University of Bradford theses are licenced under a <a rel="license" href="http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/">Creative Commons Licence</a>.eng
dc.subjectDementiaen_US
dc.subjectSelfhooden_US
dc.subjectIdentityen_US
dc.subjectAutobiographical memoryen_US
dc.subjectCognitionen_US
dc.subjectPsychometric measureen_US
dc.subjectCued recallen_US
dc.titleDevelopment and Feasibility of a Measure of Self in Dementiaen_US
dc.type.qualificationleveldoctoralen_US
dc.publisher.institutionUniversity of Bradfordeng
dc.publisher.departmentFaculty of Health Studiesen_US
dc.typeThesiseng
dc.type.qualificationnameMPhilen_US
dc.date.awarded2018
refterms.dateFOA2021-06-01T12:58:00Z


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