Psychosocial implications of blindness and low visionin students of a school for children with blindness
Objective: To find out the psychosocial implications of blindness and low vision in students of blind school Bahawalpur.
Methods: A cross sectional descriptive study was carried out in Higher Secondary School for blind, Bahawalpur after getting approval from Institutional review board of Quaid-e-Azam Medical College, Bahawalpur and Principal of Blind School, Bahawalpur. Forty willing students filled a customized questionnaire, consisting of questions about logistic variables and questions regarding areas of satisfaction. Statistical analysis was performed using SPSS version 18.
Results: Out of 40, 55% (22/40) of them were found depressed (as assessed through DSM-lV), 50% (20/40) were having difficulty in making new contact but 52.5% (21/40) were satisfied with family care.
Conclusion: Sixty percent (24/40) of blind school children experienced difficulty in their life. This study showed that blindness or low vision does have psychological implications like feeling of guilt, anxiety, sadness & depression.
How to cite this:Ishtiaq R, Chaudhary MH, Rana MA, Jamil AR. Psychosocial implications of blindness and low vision in students of a school for children with blindness. Pak J Med Sci. 2016;32(2):431-434. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.12669/pjms.322.8737
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