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Title: ECONOMIC AND HEALTH RELATED QUALITY OF LIFE OUTCOMES AMONG COMMUNITY-DWELLING DEMENTIA PATIENTS IN SINGAPORE
Authors: WANG WEI
Keywords: dementia, economic burden, cost-of-illness, quality of life, caregiver, utility
Issue Date: 31-Mar-2016
Source: WANG WEI (2016-03-31). ECONOMIC AND HEALTH RELATED QUALITY OF LIFE OUTCOMES AMONG COMMUNITY-DWELLING DEMENTIA PATIENTS IN SINGAPORE. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: We evaluated the annual economic burden of dementia in Singapore overall and stratified it by young-onset dementia (YOD) and late-onset dementia (LOD), and also explored patient factors associated with various cost components. Both EQ-5D-3L and HUI3 were shown to be valid and reliable health utility measures for caregiver ratings of patients with dementia, but less so for self-ratings. HUI3 performed better overall than EQ-5D-3L. Patients with dementia were found to have substantially impaired HRQoL compared to the Singapore general population. The mental health of caregivers could bias their ratings of patient preference and EQ-5D-3L was more affected by the bias than HUI3. We also demonstrated that the caregivers of patients with dementia had significant impairment in the mental aspects of HRQoL, compared to the Singapore general population. YOD caregivers suffered significantly more in the mental aspects of HRQoL and it was probably due to more behavior problems in YOD patients.
URI: http://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/129116
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