Publication Type:

Journal Article

Source:

Indian Journal of Public Health Research and Development,, Volume 8, Issue 4, p.178-183 (2017)

URL:

http://www.indianjournals.com/ijor.aspx?target=ijor:ijphrd&volume=8&issue=4&article=036

Abstract:

Aims

The aim of this study was to assess the vision-related quality of life and satisfaction of patients who underwent corneal transplantation and to evaluate the effects of corneal transplantation on the health related quality of life of patient's.

Method

A descriptive study conducted to determine the vision-related quality of life among corneal transplanted patients. The information collected by telephonic interview and direct interview method with patients (n = 30) undergoing routine follow-up examinations at least 6 month after corneal transplantation. NEI VFQ 25 instrument was completed for each participant. Association between clinical and questionnaire outcomes were evaluated using analysis of frequency percentage and chi square test.

Results

Corneal transplant recipients had an increased vision-related quality of life as demonstrated by the NEI VFQ-25 and there was an association existed between employment and vision related quality of life. Also an association with various sub scales of the questionnaire which demonstrated the positive vision related quality of life.

Cite this Research Publication

Linda Varghese, Manju, M., and Anil Radhakrishnan, “Vision related quality of life in patients after corneal transplantation.”, Indian Journal of Public Health Research and Development, vol. 8, no. 4, pp. 178-183, 2017.