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Developing the Comprehensive Quality of Life Model for Elderly Based on Modality of Motions, Cognitive Ability, and Hearing Loss
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Approximately 70% of U.S. adults over 65 are struggling with at least mild hearing impairment. This results in decreased health-related quality of life because hearing loss is closely associated with physical activities, cognitive abilities, and the risk of falling. Recent research has indicated the potential causal links among hearing, mobility, cognitive capacity, and health-related quality of life. However, their correlations are not fully understood. This study aims to collect pilot data on hearing loss, falling, functional movement, cognitive capacities, and quality of life among elderly participants. This study shows the comprehensive model of a link among hearing deficits, physical/cognitive capacities, and health-related quality of life. A comprehensive quality of life evaluation model can allow the elderly to improve day-to-day quality of life even with potential bodily function declines. The findings fill in the gap between functional assessments and hearing loss by providing an evidence-based comprehensive model that helps improve the quality of day to day life in elderly populations.
You, No Young (2017). Developing the Comprehensive Quality of Life Model for Elderly Based on Modality of Motions, Cognitive Ability, and Hearing Loss. Doctoral dissertation, Texas A & M University. Available electronically from