How Vision Loss Affects Psychosocial Well Being Among The People

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Abstract Purpose: to examine how vision loss affects psychosocial well being among the people in the middle and upper class and how the cope with their visual impairment

The purpose of this study is to understand and discover the psychosocial state and well-being for individuals with vision loss among the upper and middle class. At this stage in the research, the participants chosen will be asked about their mental state and vision loss, which will be generally observed through interview questions on PTSD, depression and motivation. Previous studies have stated that overall poorer mental well-being and quality of life was found in visually impaired people in comparison to fully sighted people (Stevelink & Fear 2016).

Method: Qualitative study, interview research questions

Keywords: Visual Impairment, Vision loss, Psychosocial well-being, PTSD, depression, motivation
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Introduction

Visual impairment is a state wherein an individual experiences difficulty in seeing or not being able to see anything physical presented to them. According to Mandal, MD (2013) It is a state where a visually impaired person’s eyesight cannot be corrected back to a “normal level”. Visual impairment is often associated with old age. In Europe, an estimated 15.5 million people have visual impairment and in seven countries in Europe, about 50% of blindness is caused by age-related macular degeneration. (Dibb,…
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