Wellbeing in dementia

Vince, Adrienne

Clinical psychology
June 2015

Thesis or dissertation

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The portfolio thesis is divided into three parts:

Part one is a systematic literature review exploring the relationship between self and staff-proxy assessments of quality of life in dementia. The review aimed to provide an exploration into the relationship between ratings made between self and staff-proxy rating as well as the factors that may explain or predict any differences between ratings. A systematic search of four databases identified 12 relevant studies. The findings of the studies are analysed using narrative synthesis and forest plots. Results are discussed in relation to clinical practices and research.

Part two is an empirical paper that explores the subjective understandings and lived experiences of Old Age Psychiatrists in relation to positive wellbeing in dementia. Qualitative data was collected using semi-structured interviews and analysed using Interpretive Phenomenological Analysis (IPA). Eleven psychiatrists from three NHS Trusts participated in the research. Three super-ordinate themes and nine sub-ordinate themes emerged from the data. These themes are discussed in relation to the wider literature base.

Part three comprises the appendices supporting the systematic literature review and empirical paper. It also includes a reflective statement of the primary researcher’s experiences of the research process.

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