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ERIC Number: EJ907852
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Jul
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 54
ISSN: ISSN-1087-0547
The Identification of Attention Complaints in the General Population and Their Effect on Quality of Life
Scholtissen-In de Braek, Dymphie M. J. M.; Hurks, Petra P. M.; van Boxtel, Martin P. J.; Dijkstra, Jeanette B.; Jolles, Jelle
Journal of Attention Disorders, v15 n1 p46-55 Jul 2011
Objective: To provide more insight into subjective attention complaints in a healthy adult and elderly population and how these affect Quality of Life (QoL). Method: A group of 1,550 healthy Dutch participants complete a postal questionnaire including items from the Maastricht Attention and Memory Checklist (MAC). The impact of attention complaints on QoL is investigated in a subsample of 499 participants. Results: Factor analysis (N = 1,550) reveals two factors: Attention and Memory. Attention complaints are related to depressed mood, anxiety, vitality, and sleep problems that can have serious consequences for daily life functioning and QoL (n = 499). Memory complaints are related to other aspects of health, such as pain and changes in health. Conclusion: Attention complaints in the healthy population are common and related to depression, anxiety, and sleep and several aspects of QoL, such as problems with social functioning, emotional problems, and vitality. (Contains 2 tables and 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Netherlands