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Life Satisfaction of Low Vision Patients and other Disability Groups: A Preliminary Study

  • Mary Santangelo
  • Olga Overbury
  • Rina Lang
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Measures of life satisfaction, happiness and morale have all been extensively employed as indicators of an individual’s sense of well-being. These subjective measures tap the elusive properties of what is referred to as quality of life, and as such, are widely accepted as indicators of psychological adjustment [1]. Among the factors associated with quality of life, a strong positive correlation with health status has been repeatedly reported, whether health was self-assessed [2,3] or rated directly by physicians [4,5]. The degree of social interaction has also been found to correlate with well-being, in that involvement in informal activities such as visiting with friends and neighbors results in high levels of reported satisfaction [2,6,7]. As well, lower socioeconomic status has been reported to correspond with lower levels of life satisfaction [2,8]. The demographic variables of age, sex, race, and employment status show an inconsistent relationship to life satisfaction [3].


Life Satisfaction Dialysis Patient Psychological Adjustment General Life Satisfaction Disability Group 
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  • Mary Santangelo
  • Olga Overbury
  • Rina Lang

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