Quality of life as a mediator of health

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Smith, Rachel A.
Nilsen, Kari M.
Ofei-Dodoo, Samuel
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Medvene, Louis J.
DiLollo, Anthony
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2014-04-25
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Conference paper
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Smith, Rachel A., Kari M. Nilsen, and Samuel Ofei-Dodoo. 2014. Quality of Life as a Mediator of Health. -- In Proceedings: 10th Annual Symposium on Graduate Research and Scholarly Projects. Wichita, KS: Wichita State University, p. 41
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This study explored the hypothesis that quality of life mediated the effects of depression and loneliness on health, something not previously found in the literature. Measures included the GDS-15, UCLA-R Loneliness scale, CASP-19 quality of life scale, and a one-item subjective health rating. Participants were 40 frail older adults receiving Home and Community-Based Services (HCBS). A path analysis showed that the model was a good fit for the data (c2 (2, N=40) = 0.27, p = .88; NFI = .997, RFI = .991, RMSEA = .00). These results indicate that the effects of depression and loneliness on health can be accounted for by their influence on quality of life.

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Presented to the 10th Annual Symposium on Graduate Research and Scholarly Projects (GRASP) held at the Heskett Center, Wichita State University, April 25, 2014.
Research completed at Department of Pyschology, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, and Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
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Wichita State University. Graduate School
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GRASP
v.10
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