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Personal Strengths and Health Related Quality of Life in Dementia Caregivers from Latin America.

Trapp SK, Perrin PB, Aggarwal R, Peralta SV, Stolfi ME, Morelli E, Peña Obeso LA, Arango-Lasprilla JC - Behav Neurol (2015)

Bottom Line: Structural equation modeling found that the personal strengths collectively accounted for 58.4% of the variance in caregiver mental HRQOL, and resilience, sense of coherence, and optimism each had unique effects.In comparison, the personal strengths together accounted for 8.9% of the variance in caregiver physical HRQOL, and only sense of coherence yielded a unique effect.These results underscore the need to construct and disseminate empirically supported interventions based in part on important personal strengths, particularly sense of coherence, for this underrepresented group.

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Affiliation: Department of Psychology, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA, USA.

ABSTRACT
The research literature has begun to demonstrate associations between personal strengths and enhanced psychosocial functioning of dementia caregivers, but these relationships have not been examined in the context of dementia caregivers in Latin America. The present study examined whether personal strengths, including resilience, optimism, and sense of coherence, were associated with mental and physical health related quality of life (HRQOL) in 130 dementia caregivers in Mexico and Argentina. Structural equation modeling found that the personal strengths collectively accounted for 58.4% of the variance in caregiver mental HRQOL, and resilience, sense of coherence, and optimism each had unique effects. In comparison, the personal strengths together accounted for 8.9% of the variance in caregiver physical HRQOL, and only sense of coherence yielded a unique effect. These results underscore the need to construct and disseminate empirically supported interventions based in part on important personal strengths, particularly sense of coherence, for this underrepresented group.

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Note. SOC = sense of coherence; HRQOL = health related quality of life.
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fig1: Note. SOC = sense of coherence; HRQOL = health related quality of life.

Mentions: In the first regression (Figure 1), the personal strengths collectively accounted for 58.4% of the variance in caregiver mental HRQOL. Resilience (β = −.255, P < .039), sense of coherence (β = .704, P < .001), and optimism (β = .319, P < .002) were significantly and independently associated with caregiver mental HRQOL.


Personal Strengths and Health Related Quality of Life in Dementia Caregivers from Latin America.

Trapp SK, Perrin PB, Aggarwal R, Peralta SV, Stolfi ME, Morelli E, Peña Obeso LA, Arango-Lasprilla JC - Behav Neurol (2015)

Note. SOC = sense of coherence; HRQOL = health related quality of life.
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fig1: Note. SOC = sense of coherence; HRQOL = health related quality of life.
Mentions: In the first regression (Figure 1), the personal strengths collectively accounted for 58.4% of the variance in caregiver mental HRQOL. Resilience (β = −.255, P < .039), sense of coherence (β = .704, P < .001), and optimism (β = .319, P < .002) were significantly and independently associated with caregiver mental HRQOL.

Bottom Line: Structural equation modeling found that the personal strengths collectively accounted for 58.4% of the variance in caregiver mental HRQOL, and resilience, sense of coherence, and optimism each had unique effects.In comparison, the personal strengths together accounted for 8.9% of the variance in caregiver physical HRQOL, and only sense of coherence yielded a unique effect.These results underscore the need to construct and disseminate empirically supported interventions based in part on important personal strengths, particularly sense of coherence, for this underrepresented group.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: Department of Psychology, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA, USA.

ABSTRACT
The research literature has begun to demonstrate associations between personal strengths and enhanced psychosocial functioning of dementia caregivers, but these relationships have not been examined in the context of dementia caregivers in Latin America. The present study examined whether personal strengths, including resilience, optimism, and sense of coherence, were associated with mental and physical health related quality of life (HRQOL) in 130 dementia caregivers in Mexico and Argentina. Structural equation modeling found that the personal strengths collectively accounted for 58.4% of the variance in caregiver mental HRQOL, and resilience, sense of coherence, and optimism each had unique effects. In comparison, the personal strengths together accounted for 8.9% of the variance in caregiver physical HRQOL, and only sense of coherence yielded a unique effect. These results underscore the need to construct and disseminate empirically supported interventions based in part on important personal strengths, particularly sense of coherence, for this underrepresented group.

No MeSH data available.


Related in: MedlinePlus