Course Webinar: Quality of Life in People with Dementia: Measures, Methods, and Considerations
Course description: This course targets clinical issues of assessment of quality of life (QoL) in people with dementia. Grounded in a patient-centered approach, the course provides a rationale for the need of QoL assessments. Different types of QoL outcome measures and factors for consideration when selecting an outcome measure will be discussed. Barriers to the implementation of QoL assessment will be outlined.
Presented by Sabine Heuer, PhD CCC-SLP
Originally presented: Wednesday, January 20, 2021
Dr. Heuer is an Associate Professor in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders of the University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee. Her areas of expertise are neurologic communication disorders including aphasia and dementia. Her research and teaching interests include the assessment of cognitive and linguistic abilities and communicative participation of people with neurologic communication disorders.
Duration: 1 hour.
Target audience: Physical therapists, physical therapy assistants, occupational therapists, occupational therapy assistants, and speech-language pathologists who work with people who have dementia.
ASHA subject code: Acquired and Degenerative Language Disorders (Excluding Traumatic Brain Injury) – 3030
ASHA content area: P—Professional: Information pertaining to disorders of speech, language, and hearing.
Agenda:0:00: Principles of patient-centered care (PCC)
0:05: Application of PCC to the clinical practice of SLPs working with people with dementia
0:10: Construct of quality of life
0:15: Types of QoL assessment methods
0:30: Recent research on current use of QoL assessment tools
0:40: Implications for rehabilitation therapists
0:50: Q & A
1:00: End course
Instructional level: Introductory (Information is geared to practitioners with little or no knowledge of the subject matter. Focus is on providing general introductory information.)
Key learning outcomes:
As a result of this activity, the participant will be able to...
- Describe principles of patient-centered care (PCC) and a rationale for the use of quality of life (QoL) outcome measures.
- Describe different types of QoL measures suitable for people with dementia across the severity spectrum.
- Summarize advantages and limitations of different types of QoL outcome measures.
- Outline barriers to the implementation of PCC and the use of QoL outcome measures for SLPs
- This course will be presented on the Zoom platform.
- High-speed internet connection is required.
Recorded course information:
- The recorded course will be made available on January 21, 2021.
- The course will be available for CEUs until January 20, 2025.
- You may register before the course is available and will receive an email with the link to the course once it becomes available.
- Presenter is being paid by Therapy Insights to prepare and present this course.
- Presenter is a salaried faculty member who conducts research related to the content of this presentation. Her employer is the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee.
Instructional methodology: Lecture
Course completion requirements:
- Full attendance during webinar, as tracked by on-time login and online presence for the duration of the course.
- Passing score of 100% on a 5-10 question quiz. You will receive immediate feedback and be able to correct answers. We want to ensure that you have the correct information as presented in this course.
- Quiz needs to be completed within 2 hours of end of course.
- Completion of program evaluation form.