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Greater Experience of Negative Non-Target Emotions by Patients with Neurodegenerative Diseases Is Related to Lower Emotional Well-Being in Caregivers

Overview of attention for article published in Dementia and Geriatric Cognitive Disorders, December 2017
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Title
Greater Experience of Negative Non-Target Emotions by Patients with Neurodegenerative Diseases Is Related to Lower Emotional Well-Being in Caregivers
Published in
Dementia and Geriatric Cognitive Disorders, December 2017
DOI 10.1159/000481132
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Kuan-Hua Chen, Jenna L. Wells, Marcela C. Otero, Sandy J. Lwi, Claudia M. Haase, Robert W. Levenson

Abstract

Behavioral symptoms in patients with neurodegenerative diseases can be particularly challenging for caregivers. Previously, we reported that patients with frontotemporal dementia (FTD) and Alzheimer's disease (AD) experienced emotions that were atypical or incongruent with a given situation (i.e., non-target emotions). We tested the hypothesis that greater experience of non-target emotions by patients is associated with lower caregiver emotional well-being. 178 patients with FTD, AD, or other neurodegenerative diseases and 35 healthy individuals watched 3 films designed to induce amusement, sadness, and disgust, and then reported their emotions during the films. Caregivers of the patients reported their own emotional well-being on the Medical Outcomes Study 36-item Short-Form Health Survey. In response to the amusement and sadness (but not disgust) films, greater experience of non-target emotions by patients was related to lower caregiver emotional well-being. These effects were specific to patients' experience of negative non-target emotions (i.e., not found for positive non-target emotions or for negative or positive target emotions). The findings reveal a previously unstudied patient behavior that is related to worse caregiver emotional well-being. Future research and clinical assessment may benefit from evaluating non-target emotions in patients.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 44 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 6 14%
Student > Ph. D. Student 6 14%
Unspecified 5 11%
Researcher 5 11%
Student > Bachelor 2 5%
Other 9 20%
Unknown 11 25%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Psychology 8 18%
Nursing and Health Professions 6 14%
Unspecified 5 11%
Social Sciences 3 7%
Arts and Humanities 2 5%
Other 8 18%
Unknown 12 27%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 4. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 05 October 2018.
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#7,207,599
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Outputs from Dementia and Geriatric Cognitive Disorders
#470
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#143,457
of 439,773 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Dementia and Geriatric Cognitive Disorders
#2
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