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Examining the relationship between chronic pain and health related quality of life among older Canadian adults with disability

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dc.contributor.supervisor Shooshtari, Shahin (Family Social Sciences) en_US
dc.contributor.author Zawaly, Kristina Alexandra
dc.date.accessioned 2012-09-11T19:01:06Z
dc.date.available 2012-09-11T19:01:06Z
dc.date.issued 2012-09-11
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1993/8846
dc.description.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. en_US
dc.rights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess
dc.subject Older Adults en_US
dc.subject Disability en_US
dc.subject Chronic Pain en_US
dc.subject Health-Related Quality of Life en_US
dc.title Examining the relationship between chronic pain and health related quality of life among older Canadian adults with disability en_US
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/masterThesis
dc.degree.discipline Disability Studies en_US
dc.contributor.examiningcommittee Clara, Ian (Community Health Sciences) Hansen, Nancy (Disability Studies) Menec, Verena (Community Health Sciences) en_US
dc.degree.level Master of Science (M.Sc.) en_US
dc.description.note October 2012 en_US


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