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Author:
Garp Duvall, Carl (Linnaeus University, Faculty of Health, Social Work and Behavioural Sciences, School of Education, Psychology and Sport Science)
External cooperation:
Dr. Mikael Rennemark, SNAC Project Supervisor
Title:
Distress Proneness as a Personalized Indicator of Cognitive Decline:: results from the Swedish National Study on Aging and Care (SNAC)
Department:
Linnaeus University, Faculty of Health, Social Work and Behavioural Sciences, School of Education, Psychology and Sport Science
Publication type:
Student thesis
Language:
English
Level:
Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 10 credits / 15 HE credits
Educational program:
Psychology, Master Programme, 60
Undergraduate subject:
Psychology
Uppsok:
Social and Behavioural Science, Law
Pages:
19
Year of publ.:
2012
URI:
urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-20549
Permanent link:
http://urn.kb.se/resolve?urn=urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-20549
Subject category:
Psychology
Keywords(en) :
Gerontology, dementia, neuroticism, distress proneness
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.

Presentation:
2012-06-07, William James, J Huset, Linnaeus University, Växjö, 15:06 (English)
Supervisor:
Warkentin, Siegbert, Professor (Linnaeus University, Faculty of Health, Social Work and Behavioural Sciences, School of Education, Psychology and Sport Science)
Examiner:
Rennemark, Mikael, Professor (Linnaeus University, Faculty of Health, Social Work and Behavioural Sciences, School of Education, Psychology and Sport Science)
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2012-08-30
Created:
2012-06-28
Last updated:
2012-08-30
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