Public health

In collaboration with colleagues within ARU and internationally, we are conducting research into social and health determinants that are associated with vision loss.

Dual sensory loss: frailty

Building on our recent research examining the effects of dual sensory (vision, hearing) losses, we are looking at the additive or synergistic effects of multiple impairments on health outcomes. It is known multiple deficits have greater negative effects than single impairment.

The impact of sensory loss on mental health

Vision (and hearing losses) individually have a substantial impact on mental health. Our recent research shown that combined sensory loss has a much bigger impact on depression and chronic anxiety. While it is not possible to alter irreversible causes of visual and hearing losses, it may be possible to address the mental health of people who have sensory impairment.

Physical and other activities

Our research looks at associations between physical activity and ocular health.

Collaborators

Professor Shahina Pardhan
Professor Rupert Bourne
Dr Lee Smith
Dr Guillermo F. López-Sánchez
Dr Mike Trott

Recent publications

Smith, L., Shin, J. I., Jacob, L., Schuch, F., Pizzol, D., López Sánchez, G. F., Soysal, P., Tully, M. A., Butler, L. T., Barnett, Y., Veronese, N., Park, S., Koyanagi, A., 2022. Physical multimorbidity predicts the onset and persistence of anxiety: A prospective analysis of the Irish Longitudinal Study on Ageing. Journal of Affective Disorders. doi: 10.1016/j.jad.2022.04.022

Lindsay, R. K., Carmichael, C., Allen, P. M., Fossey, M., Godier-McBard, L., Butler, L., Trott, M., Pardhan, S., Tully, M. A., Wilson, J. J., Torrance, A., Smith, L., 2022. Fishing Participation, Motivators and Barriers among UK Anglers with Disabilities: Opportunities and Implications for Green Social Prescribing. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 19(8). doi: 10.3390/ijerph19084730

López-Sánchez, G. F., Smith, L., López-Bueno, R. and Pardhan, S., 2022. Gender Differences in the Association between Physical Inactivity and Mental-Health Conditions in People with Vision or Hearing Impairment. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 19(6). doi: 10.3390/ijerph19063307

Lindsay, R. K., Vseteckova, J., Horne, J., Smith, L., Trott, M., De Lappe, J., Soysal, P., Pizzol, D., Kentzer, N., 2022. The prevalence of physical activity among informal carers: a systematic review of international literature. Sport Sciences for Health. doi: 10.1007/s11332-021-00893-x

Smith, L., Shin, J. I., Jacob, L., Schuch, F., Oh, H., Tully, M. A., Sánchez, G. F. L., Veronese, N., Soysal, P., Yang, L., Butler, L., Barnett, Y., Koyanagi, A., 2022. Association between physical multimorbidity and sleep problems in 46 low- and middle-income countries. Maturitas. doi: 10.1016/j.maturitas.2022.01.007

Jacob, L., López-Sánchez, G. F., Oh, H., Grabovac, I., Stefanac, S., Shin, J. I., Tully, M. A., López-Bueno, R., Koyanagi, A., Barnett, Y., Haro, J. M., Smith, L., 2022. Association between back and neck pain and workplace absenteeism in the USA: the role played by walking, standing, and sitting difficulties. European Spine Journal. doi: 10.1007/s00586-021-07084-9

Smith, L., Gorely, T., Tully, M. A., Barnett, Y., Trott, M., Pardhan, S., López-Sánchez, G. F., Jacob, L., Shin, J. I., Pfifer, B., Oh, H., Pizzol, D., Koyanagi, A., 2021. The Association of Objective and Subjective Vision Impairment With Self-Reported Time Spent in Sedentary Behaviors in Low- and Middle-Income Countries. Journal of Physical Activity and Health, pp. 1-9. doi: 10.1123/jpah.2021-0302

Alvarez, E. M., Force, L. M., Xu, R., Compton, K., Lu, D., Henrikson, H. J. et al. (Pardhan), 2021.The global burden of adolescent and young adult cancer in 2019: a systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2019. The Lancet Oncology. doi: 10.1016/S1470-2045(21)00581-7

López Sánchez, G. F., Smith, L., Jacob, L., Shin, J. I., Koyanagi, A., Pardhan, S., 2021. Gender Differences in the Association Between Cataract and Mental Health in Adults With Diabetes: A Cross-Sectional Analysis From the Spanish National Health Survey 2017. Frontiers in Public Health, 9. doi: 10.3389/fpubh.2021.769155

Smith, L., Pardhan, S., Gorely, T., Barnett, Y., Jacob, L., López-Sánchez, G. F., Tully, M. A., Veronese, N., Shin, J. I., Koyanagi, A., 2021. The Association Between Objectively Measured Vision Impairment and Self-Reported Physical Activity Among 34,129 Adults Aged ≥50 Years in Six Low- and Middle-Income Countries. Journal of Aging and Physical Activity. doi: 10.1123/japa.2021-0103

Ahmed M. D., Yan Ho W. K., Begum S., López-Sánchez G. F., 2021. Perfectionism, self-esteem, and the will to win among adolescent athletes: The effects of the level of achievements and gender. Frontiers in Psychology, 12:580446. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2021.580446

Trott, M., Johnstone, J., McDermott, D. T., Mistry, A., Smith, L., 2021. The development and validation of the secondary exercise addiction scale. Eating and Weight Disorders - Studies on Anorexia, Bulimia and Obesity. doi: 10.1007/s40519-021-01284-4

Madheswaran, G., Ramesh, S. V., Pardhan, S., Sapkota, R., Raman, R., 2021. Impact of living with a bilateral central vision loss due to geographic atrophy—qualitative study. BMJ Open, 11(7), pp. e047861. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2020-047861

Pizzol, D., Trott, M., Grabovac, I., Yang, L., Barnett, Y., Parris, C. et al., 2021. Ejaculation Disorders in Male Patients With Cancer: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Prevalence. Journal of Urology. doi: 10.1097/JU.0000000000002136

Jacob, L., López-Sánchez, G. F., Kostev, K., Schnitzler, A., Haro, J. M., Koyanagi, A., McDermott, D. T., Shin, J. I., Smith, L., 2021. Sexual Orientation and Functional Limitations: Cross-sectional Analyses From the Adult Psychiatric Morbidity Survey. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. doi: 10.1016/j.apmr.2021.04.005

Myśliwiec, A., Skalska, M., Michalak, A., Chrzanowski, J., Szmigiero-Kawko, M., Lejk, A., Jastrzębska, J., Radzimiński, Ł, López-Sánchez, G. F., Gawrecki, A., Jastrzębski, Z., 2021. Responses to Low- and High-Intensity Exercise in Adolescents with Type 1 Diabetes in Relation to Their Level of VO2 Max. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 18(2). doi: 10.3390/ijerph18020692

Smith, L., Jacob, L., López-Sánchez, G. F., Butler, L., Barnett, Y., Veronese, N., Soysal, P., Yang, L., Grabovac, I., Tully, M. A., Shin, J. I., Koyanagi, A., 2021. Anxiety symptoms and mild cognitive impairment among community-dwelling older adults from low- and middle-income countries. Journal of affective disorders, 291, pp. 57-64. doi: 10.1016/j.jad.2021.04.076

Trott, M., Smith, L., Veronese, N., Pizzol, D., Barnett, Y., Gorely, T., Pardhan, S., 2021. Eye disease and mortality, cognition, disease, and modifiable risk factors: an umbrella review of meta-analyses of observational studies. Eye. doi: 10.1038/s41433-021-01684-x

Jacob, L., Kostev, K., Smith, L., Oh, H., López-Sánchez, G. F., Shin, J. I., Abduljabbar, A. S., Haro, J. M., Koyanagi, A. 2021. Sarcopenia and Mild Cognitive Impairment in Older Adults from Six Low- and Middle-Income Countries. Journal of Alzheimer's Disease. doi: 10.3233/JAD-210321

Trott, M., Smith, L., Xiao, T., Veronese, N., Koyanagi, A, Jacob, L, López-Sánchez, G. F., Barnett, Y., Pardhan, S. 2021. Hearing Impairment and Diverse Health Outcomes: An Umbrella Review of Meta-analyses of Observational Studies. Wiener klinische Wochenschrift. doi: 10.1007/s00508-021-01893-0

Jacob, L., Kostev, K., Smith, L., López-Sánchez, G. F., Pardhan, S., Oh, H., Shin, J. I., Abduljabbar, A. S., Haro, J. M., Koyanagi. A. 2021. Association of objective and subjective far vision impairment with perceived stress among older adults in six low- and middle-income countries. Eye. doi: 10.1038/s41433-021-01634-7

Smith, L., Shin, J. I., López-Sánchez, G. F., Veronese, N., Soysal, P., Oh, H., Grabovac, I., Barnett, Y., Jacob, L., Koyanagi, A., 2021. Association between food insecurity and fall-related injury among adults aged ≥65 years in low- and middle-income countries: The role of mental health conditions. Archives of Gerontology and Geriatrics, 96, 104438. doi: 10.1016/j.archger.2021.104438

Jacob, L., López-Sánchez, G. F., Oh, H., Kostev, K., Koyanagi, A., Haro, J. M., Pardhan, S., Shin, J. I., Smith, L., 2021. Association Between Problem Gambling and Functional Disability: A Nationally Representative Study Conducted in the United Kingdom. Journal of Addiction Medicine. doi: 10.1097/ADM.0000000000000880

Shahabi, S., Pardhan, S., Ahmadi Teymourlouy, A., Skempes, D., Shahali, S., Mojgani, P., Jalali, M., Lankarani, K. B., 2021. Prioritizing solutions to incorporate Prosthetics and Orthotics services into Iranian health benefits package: Using an analytic hierarchy process. PLOS ONE, 16(6): e0253001. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0253001

Smith, L., Jacob, L., Barnett, Y., Butler, L. T., Shin, J. I., López-Sánchez, G. F., Soysal, P., Veronese, N., Haro, J. M., Koyanagi, A., 2021. Association between Food Insecurity and Sarcopenia among Adults Aged ≥65 Years in Low- and Middle-Income Countries. Nutrients, 13(6), 1879. doi: 10.3390/nu13061879

Pardhan, S., Smith, L., Davis, A., Bourne, R., Barnett, Y., Jacob, L., Koyanagi, A., Radzimiński, Ł, Skalska, M., Jastrzębska, J., Jastrzębski, Z., López-Sánchez, G.,F., 2021. Gender differences in the association between physical activity and obesity in adults with vision and hearing losses. European Journal of Public Health. doi: 10.1093/eurpub/ckab077

Haile, L. M., Kamenov, K., Briant, P. S., Orji, A. U., Steinmetz, J. D., Abdoli, A., et al., 2021. Hearing loss prevalence and years lived with disability, 1990–2019: findings from the Global Burden of Disease Study 2019. The Lancet, 397(10278), pp. 996-1009. doi: 10.1016/S0140-6736(21)00516-X

Smith, L., López-Sánchez, G. F., Jacob, L., Barnett, Y., Pardhan, S., Veronese, N., Soysal, P., Tully, M., Gorely, T., Shin, J. I., Koranagi, A. 2021. Objectively measured far vision impairment and sarcopenia among adults aged ≥65 years from six low- and middle-income countries. Aging Clinical and Experimental Research. doi: 10.1007/s40520-021-01841-y

Smith, L., Pardhan, S., Gorely, T., Barnett, Y., López-Sánchez, G. F., Tully, M., Shin, J. I., Koyanagi, A. 2021. Physical activity and visual difficulties in 36 low- and middle-income countries. Eye. doi: 10.1038/s41433-021-01439-8

Jacob, L., Smith, L., Armstrong, N. C., Yakkundi, A., Barnett, Y., Butler, L., McDermott, D. T., Koyanagi, A., Shin, J. I., Meyer, J., Firth, J., Remes, O., López-Sánchez, G. F., Tully, M. A., 2021. Alcohol use and mental health during COVID-19 lockdown: A cross-sectional study in a sample of UK adults. Drug and Alcohol Dependence, 219. doi: 10.1016/j.drugalcdep.2020.108488

Jacob, L., López-Sánchez, G. F., Haro, J. M., Koyanagi, A., Kostev, K., Grabovac, I., Oh, H., Pardhan, S., McDermott, D., Shin, J. I., Smith, L., 2021. Association between sexual orientation and subjective cognitive complaints in the general population in England. Journal of Psychiatric Research, 136, pp. 1-6. doi: 10.1016/j.jpsychires.2021.01.042

Pardhan, S., Smith, L., Bourne, R., Davis, A., Leveziel, N., Jacob, L., Koyanagi, A., López-Sánchez, G. F., 2021. Combined Vision and Hearing Difficulties Results in Higher Levels of Depression and Chronic Anxiety: Data From a Large Sample of Spanish Adults. Frontiers in Psychology, 11. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2020.627980

Jacob, L., Smith, L., Koyanagi, A., Pardhan, S., Allen, P., Yang, L., Grabovac, I., Shin, J. I., Tully, M.A., López‐Sánchez, G. F., 2020. Associations between obesity and ocular health in Spanish adults. Lifestyle Medicine, 1(1). doi: 10.1002/lim2.5

López-Sánchez, G. F., Pardhan, S., Trott, M., Sánchez-Castillo, S., Jackson, S. E., Tully, M., Gorely, T., López-Bueno, R., Veronese, N., Skalska, M., Jastrzębska, J., Jastrzębski, Z., Smith, L., 2020. The Association Between Physical Activity and Cataracts Among 17,777 People Aged 15–69 Years Residing in Spain. Ophthalmic Epidemiology, 27(4), pp. 272-277. doi: 10.1080/09286586.2020.1730911

López-Sánchez, G. F., Sánchez-Castillo, S., López-Bueno, R., Pardhan, S., Zauder, R., Skalska, M., Jastrzębska, J., Jastrzębski, Z., Smith, L., 2020. Comparison of physical activity levels in Spanish people with diabetes with and without cataracts. European Journal of Public Health, 30(6). doi: 10.1093/eurpub/ckaa104

Zult, T., Smith, L., Stringer, C., Pardhan, S., 2020. Levels of self-reported and objective physical activity in individuals with age-related macular degeneration. BMC Public Health, 20(1). doi: 10.1186/s12889-020-09255-7

Jackson, S. E., Hackett, R. A., Pardhan, S., Smith, L., Steptoe, A., 2019. Association of Perceived Discrimination with Emotional Well-being in Older Adults with Visual Impairment. JAMA Ophthalmology, 137(7), pp. 825-832. doi: 10.1001/jamaophthalmol.2019.1230

López Sánchez, G. F., Smith, L., Raman, R., Jaysankar, D., Singh, S., Sapkota, R., Díaz Suárez, A., Pardhan, S., 2019. Physical activity behaviour in people with diabetes residing in India: A cross-sectional analysis. Science and Sports, 34(1), pp. e59-e66. doi: 10.1016/j.scispo.2018.08.005

López-Sánchez, G. F., Smith, L., Zheng, D., Sapkota, R., Yang, L., Chen, Z., Pardhan, S., 2019. Physical activity behaviour in people with diabetes residing in China: A cross-sectional analysis. Science and Sports, 34(3), pp. 178-180. doi: 10.1016/j.scispo.2018.11.004

Smith, L., Jackson, S. E., Pardhan, S., López-Sánchez, G. F., Hu, L., Cao, C., Vancampfort, D., Koyanagi, A., Stubbs, B., Firth, J., Yang, L., 2019. Visual impairment and objectively measured physical activity and sedentary behaviour in US adolescents and adults: A cross-sectional study. BMJ Open, 9(4). doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2018-027267

Smith, L., Koyanagi, A., Pardhan, S., Grabovac, I., Swami, V., Soysal, P., Isik, A., López-Sánchez, G .F., McDermott, D., Yang, L., Jackson, S. E., 2019. Sexual Activity in Older Adults with Visual Impairment: Findings from the English Longitudinal Study of Ageing. Sexuality and Disability, 37(4), pp. 475-487. doi: 10.1007/s11195-019-09598-z

Smith, L., Sánchez, G. F. L., Suárez, A. D., Stubbs, B., Dowling, M., Scruton, A., Roberts, J., Johnstone, J., Pardhan, S., 2018. Barriers and facilitators of physical activity in children of a South Asian ethnicity. Sustainability, 10(3). doi: 10.3390/su10030761

Williams, G., Aggio, D., Stubbs, B., Pardhan, S., Gardner, B., Smith, L., 2018. Physical activity levels in children with sensory problems: Cross-sectional analyses from the Millennium Cohort Study. Disability and Health Journal, 11(1), pp. 58-61. doi: 10.1016/j.dhjo.2017.07.002

Smith, L., Timmis, M. A., Pardhan, S., Latham, K., Johnstone, J., Hamer, M., 2017. Physical inactivity in relation to self-rated eyesight: cross-sectional analysis from the English Longitudinal Study of Ageing. BMJ Open Ophthalmology, 1(1). doi: 10.1136/bmjophth-2016-000046

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