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Reduced social participation among seniors with self-reported visual impairment and glaucoma

TitleReduced social participation among seniors with self-reported visual impairment and glaucoma
Year of Publication2019
AuthorsJin, S., Trope G. E., Buys Y. M., Badley E. M., Thavorn K., Yan P., Nithianandan H., and Jin Y-P.
JournalPLOS ONE
Volume14
Pages1 - 16
Keywordsaging, canada, cataracts, cognitive impairment, glaucoma, social policy, surveys, visual impairments
Abstract

{Objective Social participation benefits health. We assessed the relationship between self-reported visual impairment (VI) and glaucoma versus seniors' social participation. Methods Data from individuals aged =>65 years responding to the Canadian Community Health Survey Healthy Aging 2008/2009 (n = 16,369) was analyzed. Participation in eight social activities by seniors with and without self-reported VI or glaucoma was compared. Results Seniors with VI had significantly reduced participation (p0.05). After adjusting for the effects of age, sex, education, household income, ethnicity, job status and chronic diseases (adjusted odds ratio

URLhttps://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0218540
DOI10.1371/journal.pone.0218540
Document URLhttps://journals.plos.org/plosone/article/file?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0218540&type=printable