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Improving health-promoting self-care in family carers of people with dementia: a review of interventions (2019)
Journal Article
Oliveira, D., Sousa, L., & Orrell, M. (in press). Improving health-promoting self-care in family carers of people with dementia: a review of interventions. Clinical Interventions in Aging,

Background: Providing care for a family member with dementia can leave little time for carers to look after their own health needs, which makes them more susceptible to mental and physical health problems. This scoping review aimed to explore potenti... Read More

Conceptual framework for social connectedness in mental disorders: systematic review and narrative synthesis (2018)
Journal Article
Hare Duke, L., Dening, T., de Oliveira, D., Milner, K., & Slade, M. (2019). Conceptual framework for social connectedness in mental disorders: systematic review and narrative synthesis. Journal of Affective Disorders, 245, 188-199. doi:10.1016/j.jad.2018.10.359

Background: Adults with mental disorders are at high risk of loneliness. Loneliness has been implicated in a wide variety of physical and mental health problems. Social connectedness interventions are one means to tackle loneliness but have shown mix... Read More

What would most help improve the quality of life of older family carers of people with dementia? A qualitative study of carers’ views (2018)
Journal Article
Oliveira, D., Sousa, L., & Aubeeluck, A. (2018). What would most help improve the quality of life of older family carers of people with dementia? A qualitative study of carers’ views. Dementia, doi:10.1177/1471301218791906. ISSN 1471-3012

Older family carers of people with dementia provide a substantial amount of care for people with dementia in the UK. Caregiving can be stressful and burdensome for these individuals, who are also experiencing psychological and physical changes result... Read More

Quality of life on the views of older family carers of people with dementia (2017)
Journal Article
Oliveira, D., Vass, C. D., & Aubeeluck, A. (2017). Quality of life on the views of older family carers of people with dementia. Dementia, doi:10.1177/1471301217700741. ISSN 1471-3012

Older family carers of people with dementia represent an increasing but overlooked population of family carers. This research aimed to explore how these individuals make sense of their own quality of life and to identify the factors that enhance or c... Read More

The development and validation of the Dementia Quality of Life Scale for Older Family Carers (DQoL-OC) (2017)
Journal Article
De Oliveira, D. C., Vass, C. D., & Aubeeluck, A. (in press). The development and validation of the Dementia Quality of Life Scale for Older Family Carers (DQoL-OC). Aging and Mental Health, 22(5), 709-716. doi:10.1080/13607863.2017.1293004

Purpose: Little is known about how caregiving affects the quality of life (QoL) of older family carers and no dementia and age-specific QoL scale is available for use with this population. This study aimed to develop and validate a unique dementia ca... Read More

Predictors of satisfaction with life in family carers: evidence from the third European quality of life survey (2016)
Journal Article
De Oliveira, D. C., & Hlebec, V. (2016). Predictors of satisfaction with life in family carers: evidence from the third European quality of life survey. ISSN 0040-3598

This research aimed to identify predictors of satisfaction with life in family carers. Evidence from the literature and from the Third European Quality of Life Survey (years 2011–2012) led to the construction of a model which was tested through linea... Read More

Ageing and quality of life in family carers of people with dementia being cared for at home: a literature review (2015)
Journal Article
de Oliveira, D. C., Vass, C. D., & Aubeeluck, A. (2015). Ageing and quality of life in family carers of people with dementia being cared for at home: a literature review. Quality in Primary Care, 23(1),

Background: Despite the increasing older population providing care for family members with dementia at home, there is no consensus in the literature in terms of how caring impacts on their quality of life (QoL) and the association of the family carer... Read More