Falls, Bone and Joint Injuries, and Vision Status Among Adult Women Respondents to the 2008 National Health Interview Survey

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http://hdl.handle.net/10755/304379
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Full-text
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Falls, Bone and Joint Injuries, and Vision Status Among Adult Women Respondents to the 2008 National Health Interview Survey
Author(s):
Sharts-Hopko, Nancy C.
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Alpha Nu
Author Details:
Nancy C. Sharts-Hopko, PhD, RN, FAAN, nancy.sharts-hopko@villanova.edu
Abstract:

Friday, July 26, 2013

Purpose: Vision status, falls and injuries were examined'among adult women participants in the 2008 National Health Interview Survey (NHIS).' Nursing research has not focused on visual impairment, though marked increase in low vision and blindness is anticipated'as the Boomer generation ages.' The Capability Framework of Sen and Nussbaum provides a perspective of the well-being of persons with disabilities in terms of their functioning considering the freedoms that people have to enjoy the kind of life they value.'

Methods: A descriptive design entailed sample analysis of data from 12,267 women.' Data were collected by US Census workers during home interviews'using a complex probabilistic sampling design.''Using SPSS 20.0 chi square analyses were performed and odds ratios were calculated to assess relative risk of fall and musculoskeletal injury among women reporting no vision loss, low vision, or blindness.'

Results: Women with no vision and low vision reported increased likelihood of falls within the past year, falls at least once per month, injury as a result of a fall in the past year, and falling due to tripping or stumbling, slipping, not seeing, or having had a problem with a walker, cane or other aid.' No vision women were more likely to report than low vision women. Women with no vision and low vision reported significantly increased likelihood of fracture or joint injury that restricts activity, functional limitation from all conditions, musculoskeletal problems reducing activity, chronic bone or joint injury, and a chronic musculoskeletal problem, with no vision women being more likely to report than low vision women.

Conclusion: Impaired vision is associated with falls and with injury which may be chronic.' Given the anticipated increase in the incidence of'low vision and blindness as Boomers age, strategies to reduce risk of fall and'injury among women with no vision or low vision is need to be tested.

Keywords:
Women; Vision; Falls
Repository Posting Date:
22-Oct-2013
Date of Publication:
22-Oct-2013 ; 22-Oct-2013
Conference Date:
2013
Conference Name:
24th International Nursing Research Congress
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing
Conference Location:
Prague, Czech Republic
Description:
24th International Nursing Research Congress Theme: Bridge the Gap Between Research and Practice Through Collaboration. Held at the Hilton Prague Hotel.

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dc.language.isoen_USen_GB
dc.language.isoenen
dc.type.categoryFull-texten
dc.typePresentationen
dc.titleFalls, Bone and Joint Injuries, and Vision Status Among Adult Women Respondents to the 2008 National Health Interview Surveyen
dc.contributor.authorSharts-Hopko, Nancy C.en
dc.contributor.departmentAlpha Nuen
dc.author.detailsNancy C. Sharts-Hopko, PhD, RN, FAAN, nancy.sharts-hopko@villanova.eduen
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/304379-
dc.description.abstract<p>Friday, July 26, 2013</p><b>Purpose: </b> Vision status, falls and injuries were examined'among adult women participants in the 2008 National Health Interview Survey (NHIS).' Nursing research has not focused on visual impairment, though marked increase in low vision and blindness is anticipated'as the Boomer generation ages.' The Capability Framework of Sen and Nussbaum provides a perspective of the well-being of persons with disabilities in terms of their functioning considering the freedoms that people have to enjoy the kind of life they value.' <p><b>Methods: </b> A descriptive design entailed sample analysis of data from 12,267 women.' Data were collected by US Census workers during home interviews'using a complex probabilistic sampling design.''Using SPSS 20.0 chi square analyses were performed and odds ratios were calculated to assess relative risk of fall and musculoskeletal injury among women reporting no vision loss, low vision, or blindness.' <p><b>Results: </b> Women with no vision and low vision reported increased likelihood of falls within the past year, falls at least once per month, injury as a result of a fall in the past year, and falling due to tripping or stumbling, slipping, not seeing, or having had a problem with a walker, cane or other aid.' No vision women were more likely to report than low vision women. Women with no vision and low vision reported significantly increased likelihood of fracture or joint injury that restricts activity, functional limitation from all conditions, musculoskeletal problems reducing activity, chronic bone or joint injury, and a chronic musculoskeletal problem, with no vision women being more likely to report than low vision women. <p><b>Conclusion: </b>Impaired vision is associated with falls and with injury which may be chronic.' Given the anticipated increase in the incidence of'low vision and blindness as Boomers age, strategies to reduce risk of fall and'injury among women with no vision or low vision is need to be tested.en
dc.subjectWomenen
dc.subjectVisionen
dc.subjectFallsen
dc.date.available2013-10-22T20:34:42Z-
dc.date.issued2013-10-22-
dc.date.issued2013-10-22en
dc.date.accessioned2013-10-22T20:34:42Z-
dc.conference.date2013en
dc.conference.name24th International Nursing Research Congressen
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursingen
dc.conference.locationPrague, Czech Republicen
dc.description24th International Nursing Research Congress Theme: Bridge the Gap Between Research and Practice Through Collaboration. Held at the Hilton Prague Hotel.en
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