5295.0: Wednesday, November 15, 2000: 4:30 PM-6:00 PM

Sensory Impairments: Issues of Measurement and Analysis in Population-based Studies

For the first time since the U.S. Healthy People initiatives were first formulated over 20 years ago, a chapter on Vision and Hearing has been included in the recently released Healthy People 2010 report of health objectives for the next decade. This report establishes goals for improving the visual and hearing health of the Nation through prevention, early detection, treatment, and rehabilitation, thereby creating a demand for reliable measures, closer monitoring, and evaluation of which goals can, will, or have not been met. The chapter begins by noting that: "Among the five senses, people depend on vision and hearing to provide the primary cues for conducting the basic activities of life." This session on the measurement and analysis of sensory impairments in population-based studies will: 1) increase awareness of the relatively high prevalence of impairments in the five senses (vision, hearing, balance, smell, and taste), particularly as people age, 2) indicate future needs and challenges for collection and analysis of data on sensory impairments, and 3) illustrate how improvements in methods and analysis will increase our knowledge of risk factors that can be used to develop prevention or intervention strategies to improve the quality of life for millions of Americans
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Learning Objectives: Refer to the individual abstracts for learning objectives
Presider(s):Howard J. Hoffman, PhD
Panelist(s):Daniel A. Sklare, PhD
George W. Reed, PhD
Organizer(s):Howard J. Hoffman
4:30 PMUse of the National Health Interview Surveys for trend analysis in sensory impairments
Orlando Gómez-Marín, PhDMSc, David James Lee, PhD
4:50 PMMeasurement of multiple sensory impairments in Beaver Dam, WI: A population-based cohort study of aging
Karen J. Cruickshanks, PhD
5:10 PMAssessing the Impact of Chronic Balance/Dizziness Problems on Activity Limitations with the 1994/95 Disability Supplement to the National Health Interview Survey (NHIS-D)
Chia-wen Ko, PhD, Howard J. Hoffman, MA, Daniel A. Sklare, PhD
5:30 PMModeling genetic influences on age-related hearing impairment using the Danish National Twin Registry
Kaare Christensen, MD, PhD, DrMed, Howard J. Hoffman, MA
5:50 PMDiscussant
George W. Reed
Cosponsors:Community Health Planning and Policy Development; Disability Forum; Environment; Epidemiology

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