A new questionnaire to evaluate the quality of life for those needing low vision care Yuki Nishiwaki 1 , Etsuko Tanaka 1 , Koichi Oda 2 , Annabelle A Okada 1 , Tetsuo Hida 1 , Takaaki Fujiwara 1 1Kyorin Eye Center 2Tokyo Woman's Christian Univ pp.1295-1300
Published Date 2001/6/15
DOI https://doi.org/10.11477/mf.1410909047
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Decreased vision may lead to a marked decline in the quality of life (QOL) . The purpose of low vision care is to improve the QOL of patients. It is important to first evaluate the QOL of patients so that we can select appropriate aids and/or training methods for their low vision care. We investigated the needs of our patients and the adequacy of services we provide for them. We also examined the usefulness of the current QOL questionnaire for low vision care in our hospital. Based on the results, we designed a trial questionnaire which can be used within a limited time for outpatients, with a goal to systemically improve our low vision care services.

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