Volume 5, Issue 1 (June 2019)                   Elderly Health Journal 2019, 5(1): 12-18 | Back to browse issues page


XML Print


Download citation:
BibTeX | RIS | EndNote | Medlars | ProCite | Reference Manager | RefWorks
Send citation to:

mohammadi F, TavasoliTazkere Z, Merat H, Amirzadeh Iranagh J, Motalebi S A. Association between Rehabilitation Needs and Quality of Life of the Elderly Patients with Visual Impairment. Elderly Health Journal. 2019; 5 (1) :12-18
URL: http://ehj.ssu.ac.ir/article-1-138-en.html
Social Determinants of Health Research Center, Qazvin University of Medical Sciences, Qazvin, Iran , ammotalebi@yahoo.com
Abstract:   (360 Views)
Introduction: Given to the high prevalence of  impaired vision in aging population and importance of their quality of life, this study was aimed to evaluate the association between quality of life and vision rehabilitation needs in elderly patients with low vision referring to Bu Ali Sina Hospital, Qazvin, Iran.
 
Methods: A total of 94 elderly patients with visual acuity less than 6/18 participated in this cross-sectional study. Visual functioning questionnaire -25 and vision rehabilitation needs questionnaire were used to assess the quality of life and rehabilitation needs, respectively. Data were analyzed using Pearson and Spearman correlations, Independent t, and ANOVA tests.
 
Results: The prevalence of rehabilitation needs ranged from 29.8% (telling time with a watch or clock) to 76.4% (reading). The results also showed significant associations between the quality of life, age, marital status, and total rehabilitation needs (p < 0.05).
 
Conclusion: These results highlight that addressing the rehabilitation needs of elderly patients with a visual impairment may be an effective means to improve their quality of life.
Full-Text [PDF 284 kb]   (160 Downloads) |   |   Full-Text (HTML)  (65 Views)  
Type of Study: Research | Subject: Special
Received: 2019/01/3 | Accepted: 2019/05/6 | Published: 2019/06/27

Add your comments about this article : Your username or Email:
CAPTCHA

Send email to the article author


© 2019 All Rights Reserved | Elderly Health Journal

Designed & Developed by : Yektaweb