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Canadians with visual impairment utilize home care services more frequently

TitleCanadians with visual impairment utilize home care services more frequently
Year of Publication2018
AuthorsJin, S., Tam A. L. C., Chen L., Trope G. E., Buys Y. M., and Jin Y-P.
JournalCanadian Journal of Ophthalmology
VolumeePub ahead of print
Abstract

Objective To assess the impact of presenting visual impairment (PVI) on the utilization of formal home care services in Canada. Formal home care services were defined as services provided by professionals. Presenting visual impairment was self-reported impaired vision. Design Cross-sectional survey. Participants Respondents to the Canadian Community Health Survey - Healthy Aging 2008/2009 (n = 30,865). Methods Self-reported utilization of formal home care services were compared by PVI status and sociodemographic groups. Results Overall, 23.9% of Canadians aged 45+ years with PVI utilized home care services versus 4.8% of those without (p

URLhttps://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0008418218301467
DOI10.1016/j.jcjo.2018.03.007