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Type: Artigo de periódico
Title: Life Quality Of Low-vision Elderly People: Before And After Hearing And Speech Intervention
Abstract: To evaluate life quality of elderly people with acquired low vision before and after hearing and speech intervention. Methods: This was a descriptive cross-sectional study. The study was made with 52 elderly people with acquired low vision. Two questionnaires that measures life quality were used in this study. The first was 'Low Quality of Life Vision (LVQOL)' and the second the 'National Eye Institute Visual Function Questionnaire (NEIVFQ-25)'. The study included people with more than 60 years with acquired low vision and who accepted to participate signing the consent form. The hearing and speech therapy were made into three months, one meeting a week. The questionnaires were applied in the first and last day of the intervention. Results: The age ranged between 60 and 91 years. The macular disorder (38%), such as age-related macular degeneration, macular hole and high myopia were the main causes of visual loss. Although the tests show superior performance after the intervention, there was no statistically significant difference. On the question about difficulties seeing in general, 17 participants answered that they had much more difficulty before the intervention and only 5 participants have reported having much difficulty after the intervention. Conclusion: The intervention trended to positive results, and after the meetings, participants showed improvements in aspects of the two questionnaires used in the study, decreasing the degree of difficulty in performing activities.
Editor: Sociedade Brasileira de Oftalmologia
Rights: fechado
Identifier DOI: 10.5935/0034-7280.20150043
Date Issue: 2015
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