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Psychology, psychiatry and quality of life

Section edited by Kee-Lee Chou

This section considers manuscripts on quality of life, depression, loneliness, family matters, relationships, psychological wellbeing.

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  1. Content type: Research article

    The Quality and Outcomes Framework in the United Kingdom (UK) National Health Service previously highlighted case finding of depression amongst patients with diabetes or coronary heart disease. However, depres...

    Authors: Jane P Biddulph, Steve Iliffe, Kalpa Kharicha, Danielle Harari, Cameron Swift, Gerhard Gillmann and Andreas E Stuck

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2014 14:5

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  2. Content type: Study protocol

    Tailored psychosocial activity-based interventions have been shown to improve mood, behaviour and quality of life for nursing home residents. Occupational therapist delivered activity programs have shown benef...

    Authors: Lee-Fay Low, Jess R Baker, Yun-Hee Jeon, Cameron Camp, Maggie Haertsch and Margaret Skropeta

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2013 13:124

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  3. Content type: Research article

    Hope is a psychosocial resource that is essential for the psychological, spiritual, and physical well-being of family members caring for persons with dementia. A significant positive relationship has been foun...

    Authors: Wendy Duggleby, Dawn Schroeder and Cheryl Nekolaichuk

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2013 13:112

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  4. Content type: Study protocol

    Behavioral symptoms accompanying dementia are associated with increased health care costs, reduced quality of life and daily functioning, heightened family caregiver burden, and nursing home placement. Standar...

    Authors: Laura N Gitlin, William C Mann, W Bruce Vogel and Paul B Arthur

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2013 13:96

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  5. Content type: Research article

    The high occurrence and under-treatment of clinical depression and behavioral and psychological symptoms of dementia (BPSD) within aged care settings is concerning, yet training programs aimed at improving the...

    Authors: Marita P McCabe, David Mellor, Tanya E Davison, Gery Karantzas, Kathryn von Treuer and Daniel W O’Connor

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2013 13:95

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  6. Content type: Research article

    It is important to understand the complex inter-relationship between depression and physical illness in order to plan and provide quality health care services for older persons and reduce suffering and early m...

    Authors: Joanna Atkins, Sharon L Naismith, Georgina M Luscombe and Ian B Hickie

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2013 13:30

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  7. Content type: Research article

    Over 50% of older adults experience chronic pain. Poorly managed pain threatens independent functioning, limits social activities and detrimentally affects emotional wellbeing. Yet, chronic pain is not fully u...

    Authors: Amanda Clarke, Geraldine Anthony, Denise Gray, Derek Jones, Paul McNamee, Patricia Schofield, Blair H Smith and Denis Martin

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2012 12:78

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