The Encyclopedia of Aging

Author: Richard Schulz
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
ISBN: 9780826148438
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Comprehensive multidisciplinary encyclopedia dealing with aging processes and older adults. Intended for "the educated inquirer who needs a brief authoritative introduction to key topics and issues in aging." Signed entries contain cross references. Contains lengthy bibliography. General index.

Global Handbook of Quality of Life

Author: Wolfgang Glatzer
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9401791783
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This handbook provides a comprehensive historical account of the field of Quality of Life. It brings together theoretical insights and empirical findings and presents the main items of global quality of life and wellbeing research. Worldwide in its scope of topics, the handbook examines discussions of demographic and health development, the spread of democracy, global economic accounting, multi-item measurement of perceived satisfaction and expert-assessed quality of life and the well-being of children, women and poor people. It looks at well-being in specific regions, including North and Sub-Saharan Africa, Asia, South America and Eastern and Western Europe. In addition to contributions by leading and younger authors, the handbook includes contributions from International Organizations about their own work with respect to social reporting.

Quality of Life in Old Age

Author: Heidrun Mollenkopf
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 1402056826
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This volume brings together leading researchers on quality of life in old age to focus on one of the most important issues in both gerontology and quality of life studies. There are very few texts available on this topic and none of an international and multi-disciplinary nature. For these reasons and the high quality of the authors we have assembled, this will be a seminal text for both gerontology and quality of life researchers.

Sleep and Quality of Life in Clinical Medicine

Author: Joris Verster
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9781603273435
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Many patients experience sleep disturbances secondary to their primary illness and this often has a negative effect on their quality of life. This book provides an evidence-based introduction to the interface between sleep wide range of medical disorders. A clinically focused, comprehensive review for physicians and other health providers, this state-of-the-art reference can also serve as a textbook for those who wish to become familiar with the impact of sleep on quality of life.

A Compendium of Psychosocial Measures

Author: Dr. Dale Johnson, PhD
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
ISBN: 9780826118189
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"Dale Johnson brings a rare and unique assortment of skills to this enterprise. . . .he has personally been immersed in the world of severe mental illness for many yearsÖand adds a compendium of appropriate tools for the research community." --Harriet P. Lefley, PhD University of Miami School of Medicine (From the Foreword) This book discusses the rationale for the selection of psychosocial measures used to assess adults with serious mental illnesses. The chapters examine the use and efficiency of various measurement tools that intend to evaluate diagnostic and functional specificity, life stressors, supportive resources, quality of life, and more. The text also analyzes external factors that are vital to clients' clinical progress and continuing community tenure, such as continuity of care, housing resources, and family measures. Key Features: Presents the purpose of each measurement tool, the description, psychometric properties, reliability, validity, and usage guidelines in template format Includes measurement tools for functional assessment, community living, social problem solving and coping, agency performance evaluation, and more Contains research on treatment adherence, consumer satisfaction with mental health services, and feelings of empowerment Evaluates the functioning and productivity of treatment and rehabilitation centers This is the ideal tool for clinicians, psychiatrists, rehabilitation professionals, and other mental health professionals working with the mentally ill in hospital or community health settings.

Instruments for Clinical Health care Research

Author: Marilyn Frank-Stromborg
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning
ISBN: 9780763722524
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2004 AJN BOOK OF THE YEAR AWARD WINNER! This Text Facilitates Researching Clinical Concepts And Will Enhance The Focus On Linking Clinical Variable Assessments With Routine Measurement Of Everyday Clinical Interventions. With This Book, Students Will Be Able To: Review Available Instruments That Measure Select Clinical Phenomena; Review Selected Studies Employing Each Tool; Identify An Instrument’S Strengths And Weaknesses; And Develop Instruments For Cross-Cultural Research.

Measuring Health

Author: Ian McDowell
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199883149
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Worldwide economic constraints on health care systems have highlighted the importance of evidence-based medicine and evidence-based health policy. The resulting clinical trials and health services research studies require instruments to monitor the outcomes of care and the output of the health system. However, the over-abundance of competing measurement scales can make choosing a measure difficult at best. Measuring Health provides in-depth reviews of over 100 of the leading health measurement tools and serves as a guide for choosing among them.LNow in its third edition, this book provides a critical overview of the field of health measurement, with a technical introduction and discussion of the history and future directions for the field. This latest edition updates the information on each of the measures previously reviewed, and includes a complete new chapter on anxiety measurement to accompany the one on depression. It has also added new instruments to those previously reviewed in each of the chapters in the book.LChapters cover measurements of physical disability, social health, psychological well-being, anxiety, depression, mental status testing, pain, general health status and quality of life. Each chapter presents a tabular comparison of the quality of the instruments reviewed, followed by a detailed description of each method, covering its purpose and conceptual basis, its reliability and validity and, where possible, shows a copy of the actual scale. To ensure accuracy of the information, each review has been approved by the original author of each instrument or by an acknowledged expert.

Textbook of Palliative Medicine

Author: Eduardo Bruera
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 0340966246
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Textbook of Palliative Medicine provides an alternative, truly international approach to this rapidly growing specialty. This textbook fills a niche with its evidence-based, multi-professional approach and global perspective ensured by the international team of editors and contributing authors. In the absence of an international curriculum for the study of palliative medicine, this textbook provides essential guidance for those both embarking upon a career in palliative medicine or already established in the field, and the structure and content have been constructed very much with this in mind. With an emphasis on providing a service anywhere in the world, including the important issue of palliative care in the developing nations, Textbook of Palliative Medicine offers a genuine alternative to the narrative approach of its competitors, and is an ideal complement to them. It is essential reading for all palliative care physicians in training and in practice, as well as palliative care nurses and other health professionals in the palliative care team