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Psychological distress and visual functioning in relation to vision-related disability in older individual with cataracts

Walker, Janine; Anstey, Kaarin; Lord, Stephen


Objective. To determine whether demographic, health status and psychological functioning measures, in addition to impaired visual acuity, are related to vision-related disability. Methods. Participants were 105 individuals (mean age = 73.7 years) with cataracts requiring surgery and corrected visual acuity in the better eye of 6/24 to 6/36 were recruited from waiting lists at three public out-patient ophthalmology clinics. Visual disability was measured with the Visual Functioning-14 survey....[Show more]

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Date published: 2006
Type: Journal article
Source: British Journal of Health Psychology
DOI: 10.1348/135910705X68681


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