Self-reported hearing, vision and quality of life: Older people in New Zealand.

@article{Zhang2016SelfreportedHV,
  title={Self-reported hearing, vision and quality of life: Older people in New Zealand.},
  author={Shiran Zhang and Simon Moyes and C. Mclean and Grant D. Searchfield and D. Welch and Robert J Jacobs and Ngaire Kerse},
  journal={Australasian journal on ageing},
  year={2016},
  volume={35 2},
  pages={98-105}
}
AIM To establish associations between sensory-related disability and quality of life (QOL). METHODS A total of 3817 people aged 75 years and older, including 173 Māori aged 61 years and older, were surveyed. Measures included: sociodemographic and health factors; World Health Organization quality of life (WHOQOL)-BREF for QOL; and self-rated hearing- and vision-related disability. RESULTS Hearing disability was reported by 866 (51%) men and 736 (36%) women. A total of 974 (26% of all, 61… CONTINUE READING

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