Mental Health Status Indicators and Vision Status Among Adult Women Respondents to the 2010-2013 National Health Interview Surveys

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http://hdl.handle.net/10755/601931
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Full-text
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Text-based Document
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Mental Health Status Indicators and Vision Status Among Adult Women Respondents to the 2010-2013 National Health Interview Surveys
Other Titles:
Depression in Women: Research Regarding Mental Health Stressors and Status [Session]
Author(s):
Sharts-Hopko, Nancy C.
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Alpha Nu
Author Details:
Nancy C. Sharts-Hopko, RN, FAAN, nancy.sharts-hopko@villanova.edu
Abstract:
Session presented on Monday, July 27, 2015: Purpose: Examination of self-reported vision status as it relates to the self-reporting of mental health status indicators (MHSIs) among adult women participants in the 2010-2013 National Health Interview Surveys.' Nursing research has not focused on visual impairment, though recent surveys suggest that there will be a marked increase in low vision and blindness as the Boomer generation ages. The Capability Framework provides a perspective of the well-being of persons with disabilities in terms of their functioning.' It considers the freedoms that people have to enjoy the kind of life they value. Two of ten fundamental capabilities that disability can constrain include body integrity and control over one's environment.' Methods: A descriptive design entailed intra-sample analysis of an existing data base.' The sample comprised 74,640 women ages 18 to 85+ in the 2010-2013 National Health Interview Survey (NHIS) Adult Samples.' Data were collected by US Census workers during home interviews with telephone follow-up, using a complex probabilistic sampling design.' All states and the District of Columbia are represented; underserved minority groups were purposively over-sampled.' The NHIS is a computer assisted personal interview that takes approximately one hour.' Most items are fixed response questions. The interview schedule can be reviewed on the NHIS website.'' Using SPSS 22.0 chi square analyses were performed to assess the relationship between vision loss affecting Activities of Daily Living (ADLs) and selected various MHSIs. Results: Women reporting no vision comprised 1.6% of the sample, while 16.8% reported low vision even with correction.' Among the sample, 4.3% of women reported that vision loss caused difficulty with ADLs.' Vision status was not directly associated with the occurrence of MHSIs. However, women for whom vision loss caused difficulty with ADLs were significantly more likely to report that they experience emotional problems that caused difficulty with ADLs; and they were more likely to report having seen a mental health professional within the past year than women not reporting difficulty with ADSs associated with vision loss. Conclusion: The percentage of women self-reporting no vision or low vision is substantial.' Loss of vision that causes difficulty with ADLs is associated with increased reporting of emotional problems that cause difficulty with ADLs. MHSIs are known to be related to numerous health alterations and indicators including life expectancy.' Given the anticipated increase in the numbers of people with low vision and blindness as Boomers age, assessment of mental health status among women with vision loss is an area of need, and strategies to improve their mental health status need to be devised and tested.
Keywords:
Vision loss; Mental health status indicators
Repository Posting Date:
17-Mar-2016
Date of Publication:
17-Mar-2016 ; 17-Mar-2016
Other Identifiers:
INRC15L08
Conference Date:
2015
Conference Name:
26th International Nursing Research Congress
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing
Conference Location:
San Juan, Puerto Rico
Description:
Research Congress 2015 Theme: Question Locally, Engage Regionally, Apply Globally. Held at the Puerto Rico Convention Center.

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dc.type.categoryFull-texten
dc.formatText-based Documenten
dc.typePresentationen
dc.titleMental Health Status Indicators and Vision Status Among Adult Women Respondents to the 2010-2013 National Health Interview Surveysen
dc.title.alternativeDepression in Women: Research Regarding Mental Health Stressors and Status [Session]en
dc.contributor.authorSharts-Hopko, Nancy C.en
dc.contributor.departmentAlpha Nuen
dc.author.detailsNancy C. Sharts-Hopko, RN, FAAN, nancy.sharts-hopko@villanova.eduen
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/601931-
dc.description.abstractSession presented on Monday, July 27, 2015: Purpose: Examination of self-reported vision status as it relates to the self-reporting of mental health status indicators (MHSIs) among adult women participants in the 2010-2013 National Health Interview Surveys.' Nursing research has not focused on visual impairment, though recent surveys suggest that there will be a marked increase in low vision and blindness as the Boomer generation ages. The Capability Framework provides a perspective of the well-being of persons with disabilities in terms of their functioning.' It considers the freedoms that people have to enjoy the kind of life they value. Two of ten fundamental capabilities that disability can constrain include body integrity and control over one's environment.' Methods: A descriptive design entailed intra-sample analysis of an existing data base.' The sample comprised 74,640 women ages 18 to 85+ in the 2010-2013 National Health Interview Survey (NHIS) Adult Samples.' Data were collected by US Census workers during home interviews with telephone follow-up, using a complex probabilistic sampling design.' All states and the District of Columbia are represented; underserved minority groups were purposively over-sampled.' The NHIS is a computer assisted personal interview that takes approximately one hour.' Most items are fixed response questions. The interview schedule can be reviewed on the NHIS website.'' Using SPSS 22.0 chi square analyses were performed to assess the relationship between vision loss affecting Activities of Daily Living (ADLs) and selected various MHSIs. Results: Women reporting no vision comprised 1.6% of the sample, while 16.8% reported low vision even with correction.' Among the sample, 4.3% of women reported that vision loss caused difficulty with ADLs.' Vision status was not directly associated with the occurrence of MHSIs. However, women for whom vision loss caused difficulty with ADLs were significantly more likely to report that they experience emotional problems that caused difficulty with ADLs; and they were more likely to report having seen a mental health professional within the past year than women not reporting difficulty with ADSs associated with vision loss. Conclusion: The percentage of women self-reporting no vision or low vision is substantial.' Loss of vision that causes difficulty with ADLs is associated with increased reporting of emotional problems that cause difficulty with ADLs. MHSIs are known to be related to numerous health alterations and indicators including life expectancy.' Given the anticipated increase in the numbers of people with low vision and blindness as Boomers age, assessment of mental health status among women with vision loss is an area of need, and strategies to improve their mental health status need to be devised and tested.en
dc.subjectVision lossen
dc.subjectMental health status indicatorsen
dc.date.available2016-03-17T12:59:25Zen
dc.date.issued2016-03-17-
dc.date.issued2016-03-17en
dc.date.accessioned2016-03-17T12:59:25Zen
dc.conference.date2015en
dc.conference.name26th International Nursing Research Congressen
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursingen
dc.conference.locationSan Juan, Puerto Ricoen
dc.descriptionResearch Congress 2015 Theme: Question Locally, Engage Regionally, Apply Globally. Held at the Puerto Rico Convention Center.en
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