Journal article

[A study on visual function and quality of life in elderly population].

M He, J Xu, K Wu, S Li

Chinese Journal of Ophthalmology | Published : 1999

Abstract

OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the visual impairment by visual function and quality of life assessment in elderly population. METHOD: All subjects aged >or= 50 years were identified by randomly clustering sampling. Visual Function and Quality of Life Questionnaire (VF/QOL) was administered by 5 interviewers for all subjects with presenting visual acuity less than 0.1 in at least one eye (as visual impairment group) and part of the subjects with presenting visual acuity better than 0.3 in both eyes (as control group). RESULTS: Five hundred and thirty-five eligible visual impairment subjects (90.8%) and 119 control subjects were successfully interviewed. In a 0 - 100 scores' scale, the subjective VF a..

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