SELF-ASSESSMENT OF QUALITY OF LIFE AND AGING OF ALZHEIMER DEVELOPMENT RISK ADULTS

  • María del Carmen Zea Herrera Universidad de Antioquia
  • María Elizabeth López Alzate Universidad de Antioquia
  • Claudia Marcela Valencia Marín Universidad de Antioquia
  • Juliana Andrea Soto Gómez Universidad de Antioquia
  • Daniel Camilo Aguirre Acevedo Universidad de Antioquia
  • Francisco Lopera Restrepo Universidad de Antioquia
  • Wolf D. Oswald Universidad Erlangen-Nürnberg
  • Roland Rupprecht Universidad Erlangen-Nürnberg

Abstract

Objective: describe the self assessment of the quality of life and the aging of a group of middle-age adult carriers and non-carriers of mutation E280A in gene Presenilin 1 for Early Onset Familial Alzheimer’s Disease and of elderly adults in Antioquia-Colombia. Study conducted from January 2005 to June 2007. Methodology: descriptive transversal study in which 162 asymptomatic people at risk

of developing Alzheimer’s disease as a genetic consequence or as a consequence of the process of aging. They were subdivided into three groups: 27 carriers of the mutation, 39 non-carriers and 96 elderly adults. The study was conducted at the Neuroscience Group in Medellín (Antioquia) and at a gerontology center in Envigado (Antioquia) named Atardecer. Social-demographic characteristics were analyzed and quality of life and overall aging selfassessment tests were applied, which included the World Health Organization Quality of Life, and the Nürnberg -Self-Evaluation-List respectively. Statistic Analysis: The groups were described and they were compared to the variables of the study using Kruskall Wallis non-parametric anova and Mann-Whitney’s U-test. Results: the mean scores of the instruments to assess quality of life and overall aging of three groups of participants were above 50 points and below 55 points respectively. Conclusions: elderly adults assessed themselves as having a lower quality of life than carriers and non-carriers, especially in the physical health area, and in their perception of aging, in spite of carriers’ conditions, although in general the scores were good in all the groups.

 

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Author Biographies

María del Carmen Zea Herrera, Universidad de Antioquia
Enfermera, Especialista en Rehabilitación. Estudiante de Doctorado en Gerontología Social Universidad de Granada – España. Profesora Facultad de Enfermería, Universidad de Antioquia.Grupo de InvestigaciónLa Práctica de Enfermería en el Contexto Social
María Elizabeth López Alzate, Universidad de Antioquia
Gerontóloga, Magíster en Gerontología Interdisciplinaria y estudiante de doctorado en el Instituto de Psicogerontología de la Universidad Erlangen-Nürnberg-Alemania. Grupo de Neurociencias de Antioquia.
Claudia Marcela Valencia Marín, Universidad de Antioquia
Psicóloga, Universidad de Antioquia. Grupo de Neurociencias de Antioquia
Juliana Andrea Soto Gómez, Universidad de Antioquia
Enfermera, Universidad de Antioquia
Daniel Camilo Aguirre Acevedo, Universidad de Antioquia
Estadístico, Magíster en Epidemiología Universidad de Antioquia. Grupo de Neurociencias de Antioquia
Francisco Lopera Restrepo, Universidad de Antioquia
Médico, Neurólogo, Licencia especial en Neuropediatría y Neuropsicología. Profesor Facultad de Medicina Universidad de Antioquia. Coordinador Grupo de Neurociencias de Antioquia
Wolf D. Oswald, Universidad Erlangen-Nürnberg
Psicólogo, Doctor en Economía y Ciencias Sociales. Profesor del Instituto de Psicogerontología, Universidad Erlangen-Nürnberg, Alemania
Roland Rupprecht, Universidad Erlangen-Nürnberg
Psicólogo, Doctor en Filosofía. Profesor del Instituto de Psicogerontología, Universidad Erlangen-Nürnberg, Alemania
Published
2008-06-25
How to Cite
Zea Herrera, M. del C., López Alzate, M. E., Valencia Marín, C. M., Soto Gómez, J. A., Aguirre Acevedo, D. C., Lopera Restrepo, F., Oswald, W. D., & Rupprecht, R. (2008). SELF-ASSESSMENT OF QUALITY OF LIFE AND AGING OF ALZHEIMER DEVELOPMENT RISK ADULTS. Investigación Y Educación En Enfermería, 26(1). Retrieved from https://revistas.udea.edu.co/index.php/iee/article/view/2864
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ORIGINAL ARTICLES / ARTÍCULOS ORIGINALES / ARTIGOS ORIGINAIS