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목적: 본 연구는 알쯔하이머병(Alzheimer’s disease, 이하 AD)에서 행동심리증상(behavioral and psychological symptoms of dementia, 이하 BPSD)과 환자 및 부양자의 QOL의 관계를 조사하기 위해 시행되었다.


ObjectivesThis study aimed to examine the relationship between behavioral and psychological symptoms of dementia (BPSD) and patient and caregiver QOL in Alzheimers disease (AD)Methods Fifty-one AD patients and their caregivers participated. Measures about patients were Neuropsychiatric Inventory (NPI), Korean version of QOLAlzheimers Disease (KQOLAD), Activities of Daily Living (ADL), Clinical Dementia Rating (CDR), and Korean version-Mini Mental State Examination (K-MMSE). Caregiver QOL was assessed with KQOLAD and General Health Questionnaire/Quality of Life-12 (GHQ/QOL-12).