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01-08-2016 | Uitgave 8/2016 Open Access

Quality of Life Research 8/2016

Factors influencing psychosocial adjustment and quality of life in Parkinson patients and informal caregivers

Tijdschrift:
Quality of Life Research > Uitgave 8/2016
Auteurs:
María Victoria Navarta-Sánchez, Juana M. Senosiain García, Mario Riverol, María Eugenia Ursúa Sesma, Sara Díaz de Cerio Ayesa, Sagrario Anaut Bravo, Neus Caparrós Civera, Mari Carmen Portillo

Abstract

Objective

The influence that social conditions and personal attitudes may have on the quality of life (QoL) of Parkinson’s disease (PD) patients and informal caregivers does not receive enough attention in health care, as a result of it not being clearly identified, especially in informal caregivers. The aim of this study was to provide a comprehensive analysis of psychosocial adjustment and QoL determinants in PD patients and informal caregivers.

Methods

Ninety-one PD patients and 83 caregivers participated in the study. Multiple regression analyses were performed including benefit finding, coping, disease severity and socio-demographic factors, in order to determine how these aspects influence the psychosocial adjustment and QoL in PD patients and caregivers.

Results

Regression models showed that severity of PD was the main predictor of psychosocial adjustment and QoL in patients. Nevertheless, multiple regression analyses also revealed that coping was a significant predictor of psychosocial adjustment in patients and caregivers. Furthermore, psychosocial adjustment was significantly related to QoL in patients and caregivers. Also, coping and benefit finding were predictors of QoL in caregivers but not in patients.

Conclusions

Multidisciplinary interventions aimed at improving PD patients’ QoL may have more effective outcomes if education about coping skills, and how these can help towards a positive psychosocial adjustment to illness, were included, and targeted not only at patients, but also at informal caregivers.

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