When evaluating the impact of technology on the self-management of people with dementia, it is recommended to also evaluate how people succeed in coping psychologically and emotionally with the consequences of dementia in their daily life.
Explanation and examples
Measures to assess self-management in people with mild dementia evaluate how people compensate for their functional disabilities in daily life, but do not rate how people cope psychologically and emotionally with the consequences of dementia in their daily life (e.g. maintaining positive thinking and relationships), which is also a component of self-management. It is recommended to use additional instruments such as the Jalowiec Coping scale (1984) or the Qualidem (Ettema et al, 2007) for these aspects when assessing the impact of technology on self-management.
ThemesCoping Measuring instruments Self-management Social participation
Target groupsIndustry evaluating effect of technology on self-management Researchers evaluating effect of technology on self-management
Type of evidence
Systematic literature review
Mangiaracina F, Meiland F, Kerkhof Y, Orrell M, Graff M, Dröes RM. (2019). Self-management and social participation in community-dwelling people with mild dementia: a review of measuring instruments. International Psychogeriatrics, 31(9):1267-1285. doi.org/10.1017/S1041610218001709