The rate of satisfaction of low vision aids and quality of life in low visions referring to the red-crescent’s low vision center of Tehran since 21 June 2011 till 21 June 2012

Firouzeh Feridooni, Mohammad GhassemiBroumand, Seyed Mehdi Tabatabaeei

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Background and Aim:According to the relatively high prevalence of low vision, especially in aging-population countries like IRAN and the effective role of low vision aids on the quality of life of these patients, in this cross-sectional study we evaluated the rate of satisfaction of low vision aids and quality of life in all low vision patients who referred to the red-crescent’s low vision center of Tehran since June, 21st, 2011 till June, 21th, 2012.

Material & Method: This cross-sectional study evaluated the rate of satisfaction of low vision aids and quality of life in all low vision patients who presented to the red-crescent’s low vision center of Tehran since June, 21st, 2011 till June, 21th, 2012, with a questionnaire during interview or a telephonic call. Statistical testing was carried out by using the SPSS-18. Differences were considered significant at P≤ 0.05.

Results: All the general vision (P=0.012), average of quality of vision, quality of near activities, mental health, ability to perform routine chores, (P<0.0005) were increased significantly after the use of low vision aids. But quality of distance activities, social functioning, and ocular pain, didn’t change significantly before and after use of low vision aids (P>0.05). The satisfaction of 91,7 % of patient were more than 50%. The rate of satisfaction in males and females were 73,33% and 58,33% respectively, which were not statistically significant (P>0.05)..

 

Conclusion:The quality of life has been increased in different aspects after the use of low vision aids.

 

Key words: low vision, low-vision aids, quality of life, rate of satisfaction.

 


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DOI: https://doi.org/10.22037/r.m.v2i1.5246

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