Vol. 14 nº 2 - Apr/May/Jun de 2020
Original Article Páginas: 153 a 158

Relations between subjective well-being and Alzheimer's disease: a systematic review

Authors Fernanda Panage Moura1; Amer Cavalheiro Hamdan2


keywords: Alzheimer disease, subjective well-being, aged, health

Subjective Well-Being (SWB) is determined by the degree of satisfaction with one's own life and the intensity/frequency with which we experience negative and positive emotions. Current studies indicate that SWB is beneficial for health.
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this systematic review was to analyze the methodological quality of published articles on SWB in people with Alzheimer's disease (AD).
METHODS: The keywords "Well-Being" and "Alzheimer" were used. Inclusion criteria were a) articles with a sample of the elderly population; b) empirical articles; c) articles published between 2014 and 2019. Analysis of the selected articles was performed using the Downs and Black Checklist.
RESULTS: 13 articles were selected for further analysis. The results showed that only one of the articles reached a high methodological quality level. The other articles had an average level, ranging from 46% to 67%, of total protocol compliance.
CONCLUSION: The studies analyzed had a medium level of methodological quality. It is important to improve the methodological quality of studies on SWB in people with AD.


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