Nyman, S.R., Gosney, M.A. and Victor, C.R., 2009. Psychosocial impact of vision loss in working age adults. British Journal of Ophthalmology.
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Aim: To review the evidence for the presence of lower levels of psychosocial well-being in working age adults with visual impairment, and for interventions to improve such levels of psychosocial well-being. Methods: Systematic review of quantitative studies published in English from 2001 to July 2008 that measured: depression / mental health, anxiety, quality of life, social functioning, or social support. Results: Included were 29 studies that measured one or more outcomes (n = 52). Working age adults with visual impairment were significantly more likely to report lower levels of mental health (mean difference [MD] = 14.51/100), social functioning (MD = 11.55/100), and quality of life. Studies regarding the prevalence of depressive symptoms produced inconsistent results but had methodological limitations. Conclusions: Future research is required into the prevalence of loneliness, anxiety, and depression in adults with visual impairment, and to evaluate the effectiveness of interventions for improving psychosocial well-being such as counselling, peer support, and employment programmes.
|Group:||School of Design, Engineering & Computing > Psychology Research Group|
|Deposited By:||Dr S. R. Nyman|
|Deposited On:||29 Apr 2010 20:58|
|Last Modified:||07 Mar 2013 15:26|
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