The Health and Well-Being of Older Adults with Dual Sensory Impairment (DSI) in Four Countries
Guthrie, Dawn M × Declercq, Anja Finne-Soveri, Harriet Fries, Brant E Hirdes, John P #
Public Library of Sciene
PLoS One vol:11 issue:5 pages:e0155073
Dual sensory impairment (DSI) is a combination of vision and hearing impairments that represents a unique disability affecting all aspects of a person's life. The rates of DSI are expected to increase due to population aging, yet little is known about DSI among older adults (65+). The prevalence of DSI and client characteristics were examined among two groups, namely, older adults receiving home care services or those residing in a long-term care (LTC) facility in four countries (Canada, US, Finland, Belgium).