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Correlates of Health-Related Quality of Life Among Chinese Older Adults with Mild Cognitive Impairment

Authors Song D, Yu DSF, Li PWC, He G, Sun Q

Received 19 August 2019

Accepted for publication 1 December 2019

Published 16 December 2019 Volume 2019:14 Pages 2205—2212


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Editor who approved publication: Dr Zhi-Ying Wu

Dan Song,1 Doris SF Yu,2 Polly WC Li,2 Guijuan He,1 Qiuhua Sun1

1School of Nursing, ZheJiang Chinese Medical University, Hangzhou, People’s Republic of China; 2The Nethersole School of Nursing, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, HKSAR

Correspondence: Qiuhua Sun
School of Nursing, ZheJiang Chinese Medical University, Room 807, 23 Building, Hangzhou, People’s Republic of China
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Purpose: This study aimed to assess the health-related quality of life (HRQoL) and identify the important correlates of HRQoL in older Chinese adults with mild cognitive impairment (MCI).
Patients and methods: A cross-sectional study design was adopted. A total of 204 older adults with MCI were enrolled in this study. HRQoL was evaluated by the Quality of Life–Alzheimer’s disease. Hierarchical regression analysis was conducted to investigate the sociodemographic, disease-related, psychological, and behavioral factors associated with the HRQoL of individuals with MCI.
Results: Hierarchical regression analysis indicated that old age (Beta = −0.131, p =0.024), low income (Beta = 0.128, p = 0.032), depressive symptoms (Beta = −0.564, p < 0.001), and poor sleep quality (Beta = −0.169, p =0.004) were significantly associated with the HRQoL of individuals with MCI.
Conclusion: Caring for older Chinese adults with MCI should focus on sociodemographically disadvantaged groups with advanced age and low income. Rehabilitation programs that effectively alleviate depressive symptoms and improve sleep quality should be applied to older adults with MCI to enhance their HRQoL.

Keywords: mild cognitive impairment, health-related quality of life, correlates

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