Hearing, mobility, and pain predict mortality: a longitudinal population-based study.

  title={Hearing, mobility, and pain predict mortality: a longitudinal population-based study.},
  author={David Feeny and Nathalie Huguet and Bentson H. Mcfarland and Mark S. Kaplan and Heather M Orpana and Elizabeth N. Eckstrom},
  journal={Journal of clinical epidemiology},
  volume={65 7},
OBJECTIVE Measures of health-related quality of life (HRQL), including the Health Utilities Index Mark 3 (HUI3) are predictive of mortality. HUI3 includes eight attributes, vision, hearing, speech, ambulation, dexterity, cognition, emotion, and pain and discomfort, with five or six levels per attribute that vary from no to severe disability. This study examined associations between individual HUI3 attributes and mortality. STUDY DESIGN AND SETTING Baseline data and 12 years of follow-up data… CONTINUE READING
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