2008
DOI: 10.1590/s0004-282x2008000500004 View full text |Buy / Rent full text
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Abstract: -Background: Disclosure of the diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease (AD) remains a contentious issue, and has been little studied in developing countries. Objective: To investigate the influence of socio-demographic factors and the experience of being a caregiver on opinion about disclosing AD diagnosis to the patient in a Brazilian sample. Method: Caregivers of 50 AD patients together with 50 control participants that did not have the experience of being a caregiver of AD patient were interviewed using a structur… Show more

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“… 19 Family members and physicians not wishing to reveal the diagnosis more frequently would like such a diagnosis revealed to themselves if they were the patient (90% and 76.8%, respectively). 18 , 19 Family members with a higher level of education 18 and doctors with longer periods of training 19 appear to be more in favor of not revealing the diagnosis.…”
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“… 19 Family members and physicians not wishing to reveal the diagnosis more frequently would like such a diagnosis revealed to themselves if they were the patient (90% and 76.8%, respectively). 18 , 19 Family members with a higher level of education 18 and doctors with longer periods of training 19 appear to be more in favor of not revealing the diagnosis.…”
Section: Revealing the Diagnosismentioning
“…The percentage of family members of patients with AD who would like to have the diagnosis revealed to the patient ranges from 17 to 76% depending on the country of study. 17 In Brazil, 58% of family members of patients were found to be in favor of revealing the diagnosis, 18 which is routinely done by 44.7% of doctors. 19 Family members and physicians not wishing to reveal the diagnosis more frequently would like such a diagnosis revealed to themselves if they were the patient (90% and 76.8%, respectively).…”
Section: Revealing the Diagnosismentioning
“…The studies investigating the preferences of relatives of dementia patients if they were to develop dementia (n = 8) showed that 58% to 98% favored disclosure (Maguire et al, 1996;Heal and Husband, 1998;Mimura, 2003;Pinner and Bouman, 2003;Lin et al, 2005;Shimizu et al, 2008;Mormont et al, 2012;). The pooled percentage in favor was 85%.…”
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“…A study conducted in Brazil (Shimizu et al 2008) found that only 58 per cent of carers of people with dementia believed the diagnosis should be disclosed. In a similar study in Taiwan, this number was 76 per cent (Lin et al 2005) and in a study in Finland (Laakkonen et al 2008), 97 per cent of carers believed diagnosis should be disclosed to their relative.…”
Section: Family Members or Closest Others And Diagnosing Dementiamentioning