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IJMDC. 2020; 4(9): 1329-1335

Quality of life of visually impaired elderly patients in King Khalid University Hospital outpatient clinics during 2019-2020

Authors: Sulaiman Abdullah Alshammari, Razan Ali Alhamidi, Aseel Nasser Badukhon, Aeshah Mohammed Alsabbagh, Sondos Taher Alhawamdeh, Rehab Ayadah Alanazi, Durrah Abdulkareem Alhamdi.

ABSTRACT

Background: Vision is an essential sense which plays a significant role in a healthy daily routine with a high quality of life (QoL). This study intends to determine the association between visual impairment (VI) and QoL of elderly patients at King Khalid University Hospital (KKUH), as well as compare the QoL in different demographic variables. Methodology: It is a quantitative observational cross-sectional study that carried out randomly on elderly male and female patients with visual acuity (VA) of less than 6 out of 12. The 394 sample size excluded any subjects with mental illness. Demographics and quality of life data were collected through low vision quality-of-life questionnaire at KKUH from 2019 to 2020. Results: The female to male ratio of 1:1.01 and a mean age of 67 were included. It was found that VA and QoL had an inverse relationship with age, where the VI among participants aged between 60 and 70 was 64%. Although female and male participants had almost the same percentage regarding VI, females recorded lower QoL when compared to males. However, a direct relationship between education and VI and QoL was found. Even though the QoL increased among married participants, the results showed that married people had more VI than singles. Furthermore, the leading cause was diabetes and hypertension, with a prevalence of 26.14%. Conclusion: Patients older than 80 years, women, uneducated, unmarried, and VI were most likely to have a lower QoL. The importance of eye examinations should be laid in those where chronic diseases are associated with higher rates of visual complications and poor QoL.

Keywords:
Quality of life, visual acuity, vision impairment


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Quality of life of visually impaired elderly patients in King Khalid University Hospital outpatient clinics during 2019-2020


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Sulaiman Abdullah Alshammari
Family Medicine, College of Medicine in King Saud University, Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
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Razan Ali Alhamidi
Medical Student, College of Medicine, Saud University, Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
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Aseel Nasser Badukhon
Medical Student in College of Medicine, King Saud University, Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
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Aeshah Mohammed Alsabbagh
Medical Student in College of Medicine, King Saud University, Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
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Sondos Taher Alhawamdeh
Medical Student in College of Medicine, King Saud University, Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
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Rehab Ayadah Alanazi
Medical Student in College of Medicine, King Saud University, Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
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Durrah Abdulkareem Alhamdi
Medical Student in College of Medicine, King Saud University, Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
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Correspondence to:
. Sulaiman Abdullah Alshammari, Department of Family and Community Medicine, Chair of Health Education and Health Promotion, College of Medicine, King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.; amsahsa@gmail.com

Publication history
Received 19 Jun 2020
Accepted 25 Jul 2020
Published online 05 Aug 2020
Published in print 08 Sep 2020

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Alshammari SA, Alhamidi RA, Badukhon AN, Alsabbagh AM, Alhawamdeh ST, Alanazi RA, Alhamdi DA. Quality of life of visually impaired elderly patients in King Khalid University Hospital outpatient clinics during 2019-2020. IJMDC. 2020; 4(9): 1329-1335. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1592588283


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Alshammari SA, Alhamidi RA, Badukhon AN, Alsabbagh AM, Alhawamdeh ST, Alanazi RA, Alhamdi DA. Quality of life of visually impaired elderly patients in King Khalid University Hospital outpatient clinics during 2019-2020. http://www.ijmdc.com/?mno=116836 [Access: October 25, 2020]. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1592588283


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Alshammari SA, Alhamidi RA, Badukhon AN, Alsabbagh AM, Alhawamdeh ST, Alanazi RA, Alhamdi DA. Quality of life of visually impaired elderly patients in King Khalid University Hospital outpatient clinics during 2019-2020. IJMDC. 2020; 4(9): 1329-1335. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1592588283


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Alshammari SA, Alhamidi RA, Badukhon AN, Alsabbagh AM, Alhawamdeh ST, Alanazi RA, Alhamdi DA. Quality of life of visually impaired elderly patients in King Khalid University Hospital outpatient clinics during 2019-2020. IJMDC. (2020), [cited October 25, 2020]; 4(9): 1329-1335. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1592588283


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Alshammari, S. A., Alhamidi, . R. A., Badukhon, . A. N., Alsabbagh, . A. M., Alhawamdeh, . S. T., Alanazi, . R. A. & Alhamdi, . D. A. (2020) Quality of life of visually impaired elderly patients in King Khalid University Hospital outpatient clinics during 2019-2020. IJMDC, 4 (9), 1329-1335. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1592588283


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Alshammari, Sulaiman Abdullah, Razan Ali Alhamidi, Aseel Nasser Badukhon, Aeshah Mohammed Alsabbagh, Sondos Taher Alhawamdeh, Rehab Ayadah Alanazi, and Durrah Abdulkareem Alhamdi. 2020. Quality of life of visually impaired elderly patients in King Khalid University Hospital outpatient clinics during 2019-2020. International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries, 4 (9), 1329-1335. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1592588283


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Alshammari, Sulaiman Abdullah, Razan Ali Alhamidi, Aseel Nasser Badukhon, Aeshah Mohammed Alsabbagh, Sondos Taher Alhawamdeh, Rehab Ayadah Alanazi, and Durrah Abdulkareem Alhamdi. "Quality of life of visually impaired elderly patients in King Khalid University Hospital outpatient clinics during 2019-2020." International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries 4 (2020), 1329-1335. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1592588283


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Alshammari, Sulaiman Abdullah, Razan Ali Alhamidi, Aseel Nasser Badukhon, Aeshah Mohammed Alsabbagh, Sondos Taher Alhawamdeh, Rehab Ayadah Alanazi, and Durrah Abdulkareem Alhamdi. "Quality of life of visually impaired elderly patients in King Khalid University Hospital outpatient clinics during 2019-2020." International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries 4.9 (2020), 1329-1335. Print. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1592588283


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Alshammari, S. A., Alhamidi, . R. A., Badukhon, . A. N., Alsabbagh, . A. M., Alhawamdeh, . S. T., Alanazi, . R. A. & Alhamdi, . D. A. (2020) Quality of life of visually impaired elderly patients in King Khalid University Hospital outpatient clinics during 2019-2020. International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries, 4 (9), 1329-1335. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1592588283


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