Change search
ReferencesLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Distress Proneness as a Personalized Indicator of Cognitive Decline:: results from the Swedish National Study on Aging and Care (SNAC)
Linnaeus University, Faculty of Health, Social Work and Behavioural Sciences, School of Education, Psychology and Sport Science.
2012 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

Distress proneness, as indicated by the personality trait neuroticism, has been linked with increased rates of a variety of age-related cognitive pathologies. The current study examined changes in cognitive ability over a six-year period in a 66-year-old cohort of aging individuals classified as highly distress prone. The sample population was drawn from the Swedish National study of Aging and Care database. The results of this paper indicate that distress proneness did not significantly impact cognitive decline over a six-year period in old age. Accordingly, several important distinctions should be made in order to understand why these results differ from those of previous reports concerned with similar topics.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2012. , 19 p.
Keyword [en]
Gerontology, dementia, neuroticism, distress proneness
National Category
URN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-20549OAI: oai:DiVA.org:lnu-20549DiVA: diva2:538077
External cooperation
Dr. Mikael Rennemark, SNAC Project Supervisor
Subject / course
Educational program
Psychology, Master Programme, 60
2012-06-07, William James, J Huset, Linnaeus University, Växjö, 15:06 (English)
Social and Behavioural Science, Law
Available from: 2012-08-30 Created: 2012-06-28 Last updated: 2012-08-30Bibliographically approved

Open Access in DiVA

fulltext(109 kB)121 downloads
File information
File name FULLTEXT01.pdfFile size 109 kBChecksum SHA-512
Type fulltextMimetype application/pdf

By organisation
School of Education, Psychology and Sport Science

Search outside of DiVA

GoogleGoogle Scholar
Total: 121 downloads
The number of downloads is the sum of all downloads of full texts. It may include eg previous versions that are now no longer available

Total: 161 hits
ReferencesLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link