Factors Associated with Changes in Perceived Quality of Life Among Elderly Recipients of Long-Term Services and Supports

September 26, 2015


  • Katherine M. Abbott

The study is based on a prospective, observational, longitudinal cohort design, with 470 older adults from nursing homes, assisted living facilities and community as participants. Single-item quality-of-life measure assessed every 3 months over 2 years. Health related quality of life (HRQoL) domains of emotional status, functional status, and social support were measured using standardized instruments. Findings advance knowledge regarding what is arguably the most important outcome of elderly long-term services and supports (LTSS) recipients: quality of life. Understanding associations between multiple HRQoL domains and quality of life over time and directly from LTSS recipients represents a critical step in enhancing care processes and outcomes of this vulnerable population.

Journal of the American Medical Directors Association, 17(1), 44-52. doi:10.1016/j.jamda.2015.07.019


  • Home and Community Based Services
  • Long-Term Care - Other
  • Research Methods