Journal article

Clinical characteristics and quality of life of older adults with cognitive impairment in Macao

Bernice OC Lam Nogueira, Lu Li, Li-Rong Meng, Gabor S Ungvari, Chee H Ng, Helen FK Chiu, Kenny CF Kuok, Linda Tran, Yu-Tao Xiang



BACKGROUND: Little is known about the characteristics of older adults with cognitive impairment in Macao. This study aimed to determine the prevalence of cognitive impairment and the quality of life (QOL) of older adults living in the community and nursing homes. METHODS: A consecutive sample of 413 subjects (199 from the community; 214 from nursing homes) was recruited and interviewed using standardized instruments. Cognition was measured with the Repeatable Battery for the Assessment of Neuropsychological Status and QOL with the brief version of the World Health Organization Quality of Life instrument. RESULTS: Altogether 87 subjects (21.0%) had cognitive impairment. On multivariate analys..

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University of Melbourne Researchers


Awarded by Macao Polytechnic Institute, Macao

Funding Acknowledgements

This study was funded by a grant from the Macao Polytechnic Institute, Macao (RP/ESS-05/2015). The authors thank colleagues at Caritas Macau, the Macao Sino-Portuguese Nurses Association, the Seniors Academy of Macao Polytechnic Institute, and other organizations involved, as well as the participants in this study. The authors are grateful to the research assistants at the Nursing School at Macao Polytechnic Institute for their contributions to the data collection and dataset establishment.