Psychosocial adjustment to age-related macular degeneration

Davis, Craig, Lovie-Kitchin, Jan E., & Thompson, Briony M. (1995) Psychosocial adjustment to age-related macular degeneration. Journal of Visual Impairment and Blindness, 89, pp. 16-27.


This article reports on a study of the psychosocial adjustment to age-related macular degeneration of 30 elderly persons by comparing the responses of subjects with this condition to those from age- and sex-matched controls on four psychosocial scales: life satisfaction, daily hassles, social support, and self-esteem. The subjects with the condition reported significantly poorer life satisfaction and greater stress, perhaps as a result of poor social support.

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ID Code: 5646
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
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ISSN: 1559-1476
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES (110000) > OPTOMETRY AND OPHTHALMOLOGY (111300)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
Copyright Owner: Copyright 1995 American Foundation for the Blind
Deposited On: 01 Dec 2006 00:00
Last Modified: 15 Jan 2009 07:16

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