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Prevalence of hearing impairment and its correlates among a group of hospitalized chronically ill elderly patients in Alexandria, Egypt

Prevalence of hearing impairment and its correlates among a group of hospitalized chronically ill... Original article 57 Prevalence of hearing impairment and its correlates among a group of hospitalized chronically ill elderly patients in Alexandria, Egypt Heba Mahmoud El Kady Family Health Department, High Institute of Public Background Health, Alexandria University, Alexandria, Egypt Hearing impairment (HI) is one of the most common health problems among the Correspondence to Heba Mahmoud El Kady, Family elderly. The major risk factors for HI include aging, exposure to noise, chronic Health Department, High Institute of Public Health, morbidities, and ototoxic drugs. Although the relation between HI and chronic Alexandria University, 165 El Horreya Avenue, El Hadara, Alexandria, Egypt morbidities among the elderly is well documented, it often receives minimal attention. Tel: + 20 35052748; fax: + 20 34288436; The aim of this study was to determine the prevalence of HI and its correlates among e-mail: heba_elkady2004@yahoo.com a group of hospitalized chronically ill elderly patients in Alexandria, Egypt. Received 18 March 2012 Participants and methods Accepted 19 May 2012 A descriptive cross-sectional study was carried out on 370 chronically ill elderly Journal of the Egyptian Public Health patients in the internal medicine wards of Alexandria Main University Hospital. Association 2012, 87:57–63 A structured pre-coded interview schedule was used http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Journal of the Egyptian Public Health Association Wolters Kluwer Health

Prevalence of hearing impairment and its correlates among a group of hospitalized chronically ill elderly patients in Alexandria, Egypt

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© 2012 Egyptian Public Health Association
ISSN
0013-2446
DOI
10.1097/01.EPX.0000417996.16033.7a
pmid
22936241

Abstract

Original article 57 Prevalence of hearing impairment and its correlates among a group of hospitalized chronically ill elderly patients in Alexandria, Egypt Heba Mahmoud El Kady Family Health Department, High Institute of Public Background Health, Alexandria University, Alexandria, Egypt Hearing impairment (HI) is one of the most common health problems among the Correspondence to Heba Mahmoud El Kady, Family elderly. The major risk factors for HI include aging, exposure to noise, chronic Health Department, High Institute of Public Health, morbidities, and ototoxic drugs. Although the relation between HI and chronic Alexandria University, 165 El Horreya Avenue, El Hadara, Alexandria, Egypt morbidities among the elderly is well documented, it often receives minimal attention. Tel: + 20 35052748; fax: + 20 34288436; The aim of this study was to determine the prevalence of HI and its correlates among e-mail: heba_elkady2004@yahoo.com a group of hospitalized chronically ill elderly patients in Alexandria, Egypt. Received 18 March 2012 Participants and methods Accepted 19 May 2012 A descriptive cross-sectional study was carried out on 370 chronically ill elderly Journal of the Egyptian Public Health patients in the internal medicine wards of Alexandria Main University Hospital. Association 2012, 87:57–63 A structured pre-coded interview schedule was used

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Journal of the Egyptian Public Health AssociationWolters Kluwer Health

Published: Aug 1, 2012

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