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Functional decline after congestive heart failure and acute myocardial infarction and the impact of psychological attributes. A prospective study.






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Functional decline after congestive heart failure and acute myocardial infarction and the impact of psychological attributes. A prospective study.
Qual Life Res. 2000;9(4):439-50
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The evaluation of the Center for Epidemiologic Studies Depression (CES-D) scale: Depressed and Positive Affect in cancer patients and healthy reference subjects.






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The evaluation of the Center for Epidemiologic Studies Depression (CES-D) scale: Depressed and Positive Affect in cancer patients and healthy reference subjects.
Qual Life Res. 2000;9(9):1015-29
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Pre-morbid predictors of psychological adjustment to cancer.






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Pre-morbid predictors of psychological adjustment to cancer.
Qual Life Res. 2002 Mar;11(2):101-13
Authors: Ranchor AV, Sanderman R, Steptoe A, Wardle J, Miedema I, Ormel J
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The relative contribution of domains of quality of life to overall quality of life for different chronic diseases.






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The relative contribution of domains of quality of life to overall quality of life for different chronic diseases.
Qual Life Res. 2004 Jun;13(5):883-96
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Functional ability, social support, and depression in rheumatoid arthritis.






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Functional ability, social support, and depression in rheumatoid arthritis.
Qual Life Res. 2004 Aug;13(6):1053-65
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The impact of low vision on activities of daily living, symptoms of depression, feelings of anxiety and social support in community-living older adults seeking vision rehabilitation services.






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The impact of low vision on activities of daily living, symptoms of depression, feelings of anxiety and social support in community-living older adults seeking vision rehabilitation services.

Qual Life Res. 2012 Oct;21(8):1405-11

Authors: Kempen GI, Ballemans J, Ranchor AV, van Rens GH, Zijlstra GA

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PURPOSE: Previous studies showed that older persons with vision loss generally reported low levels of health-related quality of life, although study outcomes with respect to feelings of anxiety and social support were inconsistent. The objective of this study was to examine the impact of low vision on health-related quality of life, including feelings of anxiety and social support, among community-living older adults seeking vision rehabilitation services.
METHODS: Differences of activities of daily living (Groningen Activity Restriction Scale-GARS), symptoms of depression and feelings of anxiety (Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scales-HADS) and social support (Social Support Scale Interactions-SSL12-I) between 148 older persons ≥57 years with low vision and a reference population (N = 4,792) including eight patient groups with different chronic conditions were tested with Student’s t tests.
RESULTS: Older persons with vision loss reported poorer levels of functioning with respect to activities of daily living, symptoms of depression and feelings of anxiety as compared to the general older population as well as compared to older patients with different chronic conditions. In contrast, older persons with vision loss reported higher levels of social support.
CONCLUSIONS: Vision loss has a substantial impact on activities of daily living, symptoms of depression and feelings of anxiety. Professionals working at vision rehabilitation services may improve their quality of care as they take such information into account in their intervention work.

PMID: 22090173 [PubMed – indexed for MEDLINE]

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