International Journal of Gerontology
The Association between Quality of Life and Nursing Home Facility for the Elderly Population: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis
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Background: To investigate the association between quality of life and nursing home facility for the elderly population.
Methods: We searched the PubMed, Medline, and Cochrane Library for relevant perspective studies without language limitations from inception to 17th June 2020 for relevant publications with a priori defined inclusion and exclusion criteria. Two authors independently selected studies, assessed risk of bias, and extracted data. The disagreement was resolved by discussion with a third author.
Results: There are 18 articles involved in the final meta-analysis. The disparities were found of accessing the quality of life (World Health Organization Quality-of-Life, Quality of Life in Last-Stage Dementia, Nottingham Health Profile-Turkish Version, EUROPE Health Interview Survey-QoL , Visual analogue Scales, Flanagan Quality of Life Scale) and the level of independence (Barthel Index, Kahoku Aging Longitudinal Study Scale, Visual Analogue Scales, Activities of Daily Living Scales, Instrumental Activities of Daily Living Scales).
Conclusion: The available limited, very low-quality evidence does not support a significant association between quality of life and nursing home facility for the elderly population. Further rigorous and longterm follow-up studies should be conducted with more objective measures.