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Article: Psychosocial adaptation status and health-related quality of life among older Chinese adults with visual disorders

TitlePsychosocial adaptation status and health-related quality of life among older Chinese adults with visual disorders
Authors
Issue Date2009
PublisherSpringer Verlag Dordrecht. The Journal's web site is located at http://springerlink.metapress.com/openurl.asp?genre=journal&issn=0962-9343
Citation
Quality Of Life Research, 2009, v. 18 n. 7, p. 841-851 How to Cite?
AbstractPurpose: To examine the association of psychosocial adaptation status with vision-specific health-related quality of life (HRQOL) and the role of psychosocial adaptation in the linkage between visual impairment and vision-specific HRQOL outcomes among older adults with visual disorders. Design and methods: In this cross-sectional study, older urban adults with visual problems (N = 167) were interviewed using a structured questionnaire to assess their self-reported visual function, general health, psychosocial adaptation status, and vision-specific HRQOL. Performance-based measure of visual function marked by distance visual acuity was clinically conducted by ophthalmologists. Results: It was found in the study that psychosocial adaptation status was significantly associated with vision-specific HRQOL, including the domains of mental health symptoms due to vision and dependency on others due to vision. The results also showed that psychosocial adaptation status could buffer the effect of visual impairment on vision-specific HRQOL, including the domains of social function, mental health, and dependency. Conclusion: Psychosocial adaptation status is significantly associated with multiple domains of vision-specific HRQOL. The findings have significant implications for health education and psychosocial intervention for older adults with age-related vision loss. © 2009 Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/172220
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2015 Impact Factor: 2.429
2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 1.158
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dc.contributor.authorWang, CWen_US
dc.contributor.authorChan, CLWen_US
dc.date.accessioned2012-10-30T06:20:46Z-
dc.date.available2012-10-30T06:20:46Z-
dc.date.issued2009en_US
dc.identifier.citationQuality Of Life Research, 2009, v. 18 n. 7, p. 841-851en_US
dc.identifier.issn0962-9343en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/172220-
dc.description.abstractPurpose: To examine the association of psychosocial adaptation status with vision-specific health-related quality of life (HRQOL) and the role of psychosocial adaptation in the linkage between visual impairment and vision-specific HRQOL outcomes among older adults with visual disorders. Design and methods: In this cross-sectional study, older urban adults with visual problems (N = 167) were interviewed using a structured questionnaire to assess their self-reported visual function, general health, psychosocial adaptation status, and vision-specific HRQOL. Performance-based measure of visual function marked by distance visual acuity was clinically conducted by ophthalmologists. Results: It was found in the study that psychosocial adaptation status was significantly associated with vision-specific HRQOL, including the domains of mental health symptoms due to vision and dependency on others due to vision. The results also showed that psychosocial adaptation status could buffer the effect of visual impairment on vision-specific HRQOL, including the domains of social function, mental health, and dependency. Conclusion: Psychosocial adaptation status is significantly associated with multiple domains of vision-specific HRQOL. The findings have significant implications for health education and psychosocial intervention for older adults with age-related vision loss. © 2009 Springer Science+Business Media B.V.en_US
dc.languageengen_US
dc.publisherSpringer Verlag Dordrecht. The Journal's web site is located at http://springerlink.metapress.com/openurl.asp?genre=journal&issn=0962-9343en_US
dc.relation.ispartofQuality of Life Researchen_US
dc.subject.meshAdaptation, Psychologicalen_US
dc.subject.meshAgeden_US
dc.subject.meshCross-Sectional Studiesen_US
dc.subject.meshFemaleen_US
dc.subject.meshHealth Statusen_US
dc.subject.meshHumansen_US
dc.subject.meshMaleen_US
dc.subject.meshMiddle Ageden_US
dc.subject.meshQuality Of Lifeen_US
dc.subject.meshVisually Impaired Persons - Psychologyen_US
dc.titlePsychosocial adaptation status and health-related quality of life among older Chinese adults with visual disordersen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.identifier.emailChan, CLW: cecichan@hku.hken_US
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dc.identifier.doi10.1007/s11136-009-9505-zen_US
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