認知症高齢者の日常生活ケアにかかわる意思決定能力の特徴とその関連要因の検討 [in Japanese] Research on decision-making capacity about daily care for living and its related factors among the elderly with dementia [in Japanese]
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The purpose of this research was to clarify features of four functional abilities necessary for decision-making and inquest related factors based on responses to the questionnaire about daily care for living. In order to assess each feature of abilities, 24 elders with dementia who were living in nursing homes were interviewed two times, and differences and consistency between responses on first interview and second were checked. It was found that ability to understand information declined as cognitive function became severe; however, simple relationship was not found between other abilities and change of cognitive function. As cognitive function and ability of daily living got worse, difference of assessment about ability to appreciate living situation became bigger between subjects and care workers. About ability to express a choice, relationship between consistency on selection and cognitive function was found to be affected by contents of questionnaire. It was also found that ability of reasoning was tend to be affected by contents of questionnaire,however; statistical significance was not found on their relationship.
- Journal of School of Nursing and Social Services, Health Sciences University of Hokkaido
Journal of School of Nursing and Social Services, Health Sciences University of Hokkaido 7(1), 13-23, 2011