By David Oslin MD, Paul R. Katz MD, Ira Katz MD PhD, M. Powell Lawton PhD
More and more there'll be a requirement from clinicians for a greater knowing of the way to translate examine from easy technological know-how and scientific trials into significant therapy ideas for overdue lifestyles steel issues. during this quantity the editors have compiled the main state of the art learn findings on universal psychological problems within the aged. part 1 addresses methodological matters and increases serious issues for researchers within the box, akin to how top to layout and enforce huge scientific reviews in addition to easy methods to translate their discovering into perform for psychological health and wellbeing companies. part II specializes in remedy for particular illnesses corresponding to overdue existence melancholy, substance abuse, and psychosis. Of specific be aware are chapters behavioral remedies for people with Alzheimer's ailment. For clinicians and researchers within the box of gerontology and geriatrics.
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This is the type of approach that needs to be developed to permit measurement of affective outcomes in treatment trials involving patients with advanced dementia. Limitations of self-report measures are found in virtually all outcome domains in clinical trials that include patients with dementia. Cognitive impairment interferes with self-reporting of activities of daily living. 398. The discrepancy in ratings was explained in part by the presence of cognitive impairment. This suggests that for treatment studies in demented patients, performance-based measures should be used to assess functional outcomes.
Annual Review of Gerontology and Geriatrics, Volume 19, 1999: Focus on Psychopharmacologic Interventions in Late Life by David Oslin MD, Paul R. Katz MD, Ira Katz MD PhD, M. Powell Lawton PhD