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This database contains 3 studies, archived under the term: "intensity"

Family oversight and the quality of nursing home care for residents with advanced dementia

Background: The quality of nursing home (NH) care for residents with advanced dementia has been described as suboptimal. One relatively understudied factor in the provision of NH care is the role of private oversight and monitoring by family members and friends. Objective: To examine the association between private oversight and the quality of end-of-life care […]

Physical activity and cognitive functioning in the oldest old: Within- and between-person cognitive activity and psychosocial mediators

The current study examines the role of social contact intensity, cognitive activity, and depressive symptoms as within- and between-person mediators for the relationships between physical activity and cognitive functioning. All three types of mediators were considered simultaneously using multilevel structural equations modeling with longitudinal data. The sample consisted of 470 adults ranging from 79.37 to […]

Influence of regular exercise on subjective sense of burden and physical symptoms in community-dwelling caregivers of dementia patients: a randomized controlled trial

With an aim to improve quality of life in caregivers of dementia patients, we examined the effect of regular exercise on caregivers’ sense of burden and their physical symptoms. Participants were 31 elderly caregivers living with older patients diagnosed with Alzheimer’s-type dementia. They were randomly assigned to either the intervention group, who were prescribed regular […]

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