Perceptions of alzheimer’s disease in the French population: Evolutions between 2008 and 2013 and associated factors in 2013

TitrePerceptions of alzheimer’s disease in the French population: Evolutions between 2008 and 2013 and associated factors in 2013
Type de publicationJournal Article
Year of Publication2015
AuteursLéon, C, Pin Le Corre, S, Kreft-Jaïs, C, Arwidson, P
JournalJournal of Alzheimer's Disease
Volume47
Ticket2
Pagination467-478
Mots-clésAlzheimer's disease, general public, opinions, perceptions, survey
Résumé

Background: The negative image surrounding AD has a substantial impact on caregiving and on those affected by the disease. Opinion surveys were created as part of the 2008–2012 Alzheimer Plan in France, which included two surveys of the general population, at the beginning and at the end. Objective: To evaluate changes of the French population in perceptions, knowledge and beliefs over 5 years and to analyze dimensions with sociodemographics criteria and proximity with AD. Methods: After selection by quota sampling, 2013 French people aged 18 years and over were interviewed by phone in 2008 and 2509 in 2013. Chi-squared tests were carried out to measure the changes between two periods and multivariate logistics regressions were used to assess perceptions. Results: People who cited AD as one of the three most serious diseases increased in 2013 (33.6% versus 26.7% in 2008; p

DOI10.3233/JAD-142922
Refereed DesignationRefereed