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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|
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.|
|Appears in Collections:||FGS - Electronic Theses & Dissertations (Public)|
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