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Olfactory impairment is associated with functional disability and reduced independence among older adults

Gopinath, Bamini; Kifley, Annette; Mitchell, Paul; Anstey, Kaarin


Objectives: Despite its relatively high prevalence, population-based data are lacking on whether olfactory impairment influences the functional status and independence of older adults. We assessed associations between olfactory impairment with activities of daily living (ADL) measures and the likelihood of using community support services and/or reliance on non-spouse family/friend support among older adults. Study design: Olfaction was measured using the San Diego Odor Identification Test...[Show more]

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Date published: 2012-05
Type: Journal article
Source: Maturitas
DOI: 10.1016/j.maturitas.2012.01.009


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