Distress in neurocognitive disorders due to Alzheimer's disease and stroke

  • Authors:
    • Camelia Maria Dindelegan
    • Darian Faur
    • Lavinia Purza
    • Adrian Bumbu
    • Monica Sabau
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  • Published online on: May 28, 2020     https://doi.org/10.3892/etm.2020.8806
  • Pages: 2501-2509
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Abstract

Patients with neurocognitive disorders experience subjectively the concept of quality of life; this is the reason why researchers avoid approaching this concept and prefer to focus attention on the emotional profile of the caregivers. Many studies highlight the efforts both emotional and financial made by caregivers in case of patients diagnosed with neurocognitive disorders. The present study shows the differences between the patients diagnosed with neurocognitive disorder due to Alzheimer's disease and patients diagnosed with stroke, as well as the Romanian norms for the short form of Geriatric Depression Scale. The study group consisted of the clinical population (N=45), selected according to the inclusion/exclusion criteria, following the principles of Helsinki Declaration for Ethical Medical Research. The study was conducted at the Neuropsychiatry section of the Municipal Clinical Hospital, Dr Gavril Curteanu, Oradea, Romania. The results showed significant differences between the two types of patients in terms of quality of life, t(43)=‑7.99, P=0.001, affective distress, t(43)=5.10, P=0.001 and perceived stress, t(43)=3.81, P=0.001. The internal consistency of the scale is high, the coefficient KR‑20 being 0.86.

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Dindelegan CM, Faur D, Purza L, Bumbu A and Sabau M: Distress in neurocognitive disorders due to Alzheimer's disease and stroke. Exp Ther Med 20: 2501-2509, 2020
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Dindelegan, C.M., Faur, D., Purza, L., Bumbu, A., & Sabau, M. (2020). Distress in neurocognitive disorders due to Alzheimer's disease and stroke. Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine, 20, 2501-2509. https://doi.org/10.3892/etm.2020.8806
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Dindelegan, C. M., Faur, D., Purza, L., Bumbu, A., Sabau, M."Distress in neurocognitive disorders due to Alzheimer's disease and stroke". Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine 20.3 (2020): 2501-2509.
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Dindelegan, C. M., Faur, D., Purza, L., Bumbu, A., Sabau, M."Distress in neurocognitive disorders due to Alzheimer's disease and stroke". Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine 20, no. 3 (2020): 2501-2509. https://doi.org/10.3892/etm.2020.8806