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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
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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.
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Special
Received: 2019/01/3 | Accepted: 2019/05/6 | Published: 2019/06/27

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