Mental health state and quality of life questionnaire in low vision assessment

A case report

Rokiah Omar, Mohd Harimi Abd Rahman, Victor Feizal Knight, Mushawiahti Mustaphal, Zainora Mohammed

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Abstract

Background: Vision impairment associated with diabetic retinopathy, is well known and low vision rehabilitation is always recommended. In this report, the importance of objective measure of mental health and quality of life screening in diabetic retinopathy low-vision assessment is discussed.

Case presentation. We describe the case of a 43-year-old Asian female who has mild vision impairment due to tractional retinal detachment secondary to diabetic retinopathy and how mental health screening and quality of life screening during low vision rehabilitation can improve in the management of this patient.

Conclusion: Although vision impairment was mild, the psychological impact was enormous and affected her quality of life substantially. This case report illustrates that recognition of the mental health and quality of life impact on visual impairment is critical to the rehabilitation management of low vision patients with diabetic retinopathy.

Original languageEnglish
Article number667
JournalBMC Research Notes
Volume7
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 23 Sep 2014

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Low Vision
Diabetic Retinopathy
Patient rehabilitation
Mental Health
Screening
Quality of Life
Health
Rehabilitation
Vision Disorders
Retinal Detachment
Psychology
Surveys and Questionnaires

Keywords

  • Case history
  • Low vision
  • Mental health
  • Quality of life

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)
  • Medicine(all)

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Mental health state and quality of life questionnaire in low vision assessment : A case report. / Omar, Rokiah; Rahman, Mohd Harimi Abd; Knight, Victor Feizal; Mustaphal, Mushawiahti; Mohammed, Zainora.

In: BMC Research Notes, Vol. 7, No. 1, 667, 23.09.2014.

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Omar, Rokiah ; Rahman, Mohd Harimi Abd ; Knight, Victor Feizal ; Mustaphal, Mushawiahti ; Mohammed, Zainora. / Mental health state and quality of life questionnaire in low vision assessment : A case report. In: BMC Research Notes. 2014 ; Vol. 7, No. 1.
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