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Article: The impact of spirituality on health-related quality of life among Chinese older adults with vision impairment

TitleThe impact of spirituality on health-related quality of life among Chinese older adults with vision impairment
Authors
KeywordsOlder adults
Quality of life
Spirituality
Vision impairment
Issue Date2008
PublisherRoutledge. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.tandf.co.uk/journals/titles/13607863.asp
Citation
Aging And Mental Health, 2008, v. 12 n. 2, p. 267-275 How to Cite?
AbstractThe goals of this study were to examine the impact of spirituality on both generic and vision-specific health-related quality of life (HRQOL) and the role of spirituality in the linkage between vision impairment and HRQOL outcomes among Chinese older adults with visual problems. A sample of 167 urban older adults with visual problems were interviewed using a structured questionnaire to assess self-reported visual functioning, general health, spirituality and both generic and vision-specific HRQOL. Objective visual function was clinically measured by ophthalmologists in terms of distance visual acuity. It was found in the study that spirituality was positively associated with both general physical health and general mental health, with a higher correlation with general mental health than that with general physical health. Moreover, spirituality was associated significantly with vision-specific HRQOL, including multiple domains. The results showed that spirituality played a mediating role in the linkage between vision impairment and general mental health. These results suggest that spirituality is significantly associated with multiple domains of HRQOL and may play an important role in the process of adaptation to age-related vision loss among Chinese older adults with vision impairment. © 2008 Taylor & Francis.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/88079
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2015 Impact Factor: 1.861
2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 0.967
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dc.contributor.authorWang, CWen_HK
dc.contributor.authorChan, CLWen_HK
dc.contributor.authorNg, SMen_HK
dc.contributor.authorHo, AHYen_HK
dc.date.accessioned2010-09-06T09:38:29Z-
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dc.date.issued2008en_HK
dc.identifier.citationAging And Mental Health, 2008, v. 12 n. 2, p. 267-275en_HK
dc.identifier.issn1360-7863en_HK
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dc.description.abstractThe goals of this study were to examine the impact of spirituality on both generic and vision-specific health-related quality of life (HRQOL) and the role of spirituality in the linkage between vision impairment and HRQOL outcomes among Chinese older adults with visual problems. A sample of 167 urban older adults with visual problems were interviewed using a structured questionnaire to assess self-reported visual functioning, general health, spirituality and both generic and vision-specific HRQOL. Objective visual function was clinically measured by ophthalmologists in terms of distance visual acuity. It was found in the study that spirituality was positively associated with both general physical health and general mental health, with a higher correlation with general mental health than that with general physical health. Moreover, spirituality was associated significantly with vision-specific HRQOL, including multiple domains. The results showed that spirituality played a mediating role in the linkage between vision impairment and general mental health. These results suggest that spirituality is significantly associated with multiple domains of HRQOL and may play an important role in the process of adaptation to age-related vision loss among Chinese older adults with vision impairment. © 2008 Taylor & Francis.en_HK
dc.languageengen_HK
dc.publisherRoutledge. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.tandf.co.uk/journals/titles/13607863.aspen_HK
dc.relation.ispartofAging and Mental Healthen_HK
dc.subjectOlder adultsen_HK
dc.subjectQuality of lifeen_HK
dc.subjectSpiritualityen_HK
dc.subjectVision impairmenten_HK
dc.subject.meshAdaptation, Psychologicalen_HK
dc.subject.meshAgeden_HK
dc.subject.meshAsian Continental Ancestry Group - psychology - statistics & numerical dataen_HK
dc.subject.meshChinaen_HK
dc.subject.meshCross-Sectional Studiesen_HK
dc.subject.meshDemographyen_HK
dc.subject.meshFemaleen_HK
dc.subject.meshHealth Statusen_HK
dc.subject.meshHumansen_HK
dc.subject.meshMaleen_HK
dc.subject.meshQuality of Life - psychologyen_HK
dc.subject.meshQuestionnairesen_HK
dc.subject.meshSpiritualityen_HK
dc.subject.meshVision Disorders - ethnology - psychologyen_HK
dc.titleThe impact of spirituality on health-related quality of life among Chinese older adults with vision impairmenten_HK
dc.typeArticleen_HK
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dc.identifier.emailChan, CLW: cecichan@hku.hken_HK
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dc.identifier.doi10.1080/13607860801951903en_HK
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