The relationship between quality of life in a nursing home and personal, organizational, activity-related factors and social satisfaction: a cross-sectional study with multiple linear regression analyses

Annelies Maenhout, Elise Cornelis, Dominique Van de Velde, Valerie Desmet, Ellen Gorus, Lien Van Malderen, Ruben Vanbosseghem, Patricia De Vriendt

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OBJECTIVES: This study aimed to investigate quality of life in nursing home residents and the relationship with personal, organizational, activity-related factors and social satisfaction.

METHODS: In a cross-sectional survey study in 73 nursing homes in Flanders, Belgium, 171 cognitively healthy residents were randomly recruited (mean age 85.40 years [±5.88]; 27% men, 73% women). Quality of life, as the dependent/response variable, was measured using anamnestic comparative self-assessment (range -5 to +5). Multiple linear regression (forward stepwise selection) was used (1) to investigate which factors were significantly related to nursing home residents' quality of life and (2) to model the relationship between the variables by fitting a linear equation to the observed data.

RESULTS: Nursing home residents reported a quality of life score of 2.12 (±2.16). Mood, self-perceived health status, social satisfaction and educational level were withheld as significant predictors of the anamnestic comparative self-assessment score (p < 0.001), explaining 38.1% of the variance in quality of life.

CONCLUSIONS: Results suggest that a higher quality of life in nursing homes can be pursued by strategies to prevent depression and to improve nursing home residents' subjective perception of health (e.g. offering good care) and social network. It is recommended that nursing homes prepare for future generations, who will be more educated.

Originele taal-2English
Pagina's (van-tot)649-658
Aantal pagina's10
TijdschriftAging and Mental Health
Volume24
Nummer van het tijdschrift4
Vroegere onlinedatum6 feb 2019
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StatusPublished - apr 2020

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