Dual Sensory Loss and Its Impact on Everyday Competence

Purpose: this study examined the relation of dual and single sensory impairments, within the context of cognitive function, by using the framework of everyday competence in terms of the probability of difficulty with specific personal and instrumental activities of daily living (ADLs and IADLs, respectively)

Implications: Findings highlight the importance of sensory resources for everyday competence and suggest the need for effective vision and hearing rehabilitation to assist older adults in improving or maintaining their functional independence.

Date: 01/02/2005
Author: Mark Brennan, Amy Horowitz and Ya-ping Su
Organization: The Gerontologist
Reference: http://www.artsci.wustl.edu/~msommers/aging/sensinter4.pdf
Only for Members: No
Content type: Scientific publications
Tags: deafblindness, blindness, journals, hearing impaired, sensory disabilities, daily living skills, low vision, visually impaired, senior generation, hearing loss
Categories: Skills, Daily living