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Mar 18, 2019

27th European Congress of Psychiatry

PHYSICAL AND MENTAL COMORBIDITIES - HOW THEY AFFECT QUALITY OF LIFE OF THE ELDERLY

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Elderly

Quality of life

Depression

Cognitive impairment

Dementia

Comorbidities

Information and Communication Technology (ICT)

Abstract

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Elderly

Quality of life

Depression

Cognitive impairment

Dementia

Comorbidities

Information and Communication Technology (ICT)

Abstract

Purpose: The quality of life (QoL) of the elderly can be influenced by numerous factors. We assessed QoL, cognitive functions, depression and clinical data in elderly aged 65 and over with the aim of analysing factors affecting their QoL. Methods: Semi-structured interviews were conducted with elderly over the age of 65, and their QoL, cognitive functions and depressive symptoms were assessed by validated clinical tests and screening tools. Results: The correlation between QoL scales and cognitive tests was not significant. In contrast, the results of depression scales showed significant negative correlation with the scores of the QoL scales. A better QoL was determined by lower age, lack of depressive symptoms, and higher scores in the QOL-AD scale. Conclusion: Our results demonstrated a close correlation between QoL and depressive mood in elderly. The early detection and effective management of affective and cognitive symptoms in elderly can not only restore mental health but may also improve their QoL.

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