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Title: Examining the relationship between chronic pain and health related quality of life among older Canadian adults with disability
Authors: Zawaly, Kristina Alexandra
Supervisor: Shooshtari, Shahin (Family Social Sciences)
Examining Committee: Clara, Ian (Community Health Sciences) Hansen, Nancy (Disability Studies) Menec, Verena (Community Health Sciences)
Graduation Date: October 2012
Keywords: Older Adults
Disability
Chronic Pain
Health-Related Quality of Life
Issue Date: 11-Sep-2012
Abstract: Introduction: The effects of chronic pain on health-related Quality of Life (HRQoL) among older Canadian adults with disability was not well known. Study Objectives: This study was conducted to examine the relationship between chronic pain and HRQoL among older Canadian adults with disability aged 55+. Methods: This study was a secondary analysis of cross-sectional data from the 2006 Participation and Activity Limitation Survey (PALS). Weighted data was used to examine the relationship between chronic pain and HRQoL using multivariate logistic regression techniques. Results: An estimated 68% of older Canadian adults with disability reported having chronic pain. Multivariate regression analysis confirmed a significant independent effect of chronic pain on self-reported HRQoL. Conclusion: Our results highlight the importance of pain assessment and management for older adults with disabilities in general and in particular among those with limited communication abilities.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1993/8846
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