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Sensory Impairments among Canadians 55 years and Older: An Analysis of 1986 and 1991 Health and Activity Limitation Survey

Parminder Raina, Steven Dukeshire, Larry W. Chambers and Joan Lindsay

Independence and Economic Security of the Older Population Research Papers from McMaster University

Abstract: It has been well established that increasing age is associated with worsening health and decreasing functional ability among seniors, including conditions that lead to hearing and seeing impairments. The development of such sensory impairments can lead to a reduced quality of life by interfering with the ability to carry out activities of daily living and engaging in social activities. The review, which precedes the findings of this report, highlights the impact of sensory impairments on seniors (65 years and older) by first describing the prevalence of hearing and seeing impairments in this population and then examining the association between sensory impairment and physical, cognitive, and social functioning.

Keywords: HALS; aging (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: I12 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Pages: 107 pages
Date: 1997-07
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