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Dual sensory loss and depressive symptoms: the importance of hearing, daily functioning and activity engagement

Kiely, Kim M; Luszcz, Mary A; Anstey, Kaarin


Background: The association between dual sensory loss (DSL) and mental health has been well established. However, most studies have relied on self-report data and lacked measures that would enable researchers to examine causal pathways between DSL and depression. This study seeks to extend this research by examining the effects of DSL on mental health, and identify factors that explain the longitudinal associations between sensory loss and depressive symptoms. Methods: Piecewise linear-mixed...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2013-12-16
Type: Journal article
Source: Frontiers in human neuroscience 7.837 (2013): 1-13
DOI: 10.3389/fnhum.2013.00837


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