Pesonen, T., Saarela, K.-M., Falck, A., Edgren, J., Kyngäs, H., & Siira, H. (2023). Visual impairment and the need for vision care services amongst older Finnish people receiving home care. Nursing Open, 10, 2519–2529. https://doi.org/10.1002/nop2.1510
Visual impairment and the need for vision care services amongst older Finnish people receiving home care
|Author:||Pesonen, Tiina1; Saarela, Kaisa-Mari1; Falck, Aura2;|
1Research Unit of Nursing Science and Health Management, University of Oulu, Oulu, Finland
2Department of Ophthalmology, Oulu University Hospital, Oulu, Finland
3Department of Public Health and Welfare, Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare, Helsinki, Finland
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|Persistent link:|| http://urn.fi/urn:nbn:fi-fe20230824104203
John Wiley & Sons,
|Publish Date:|| 2023-08-24
Aim: This study aimed to describe visual performance and the need for vision care services among Finnish older people receiving home care. We evaluated the applicability of the Resident Assessment Instrument of Home Care (RAI HC) in identifying visual impairment (VI) and the need for vision care services among older people.
Design: A descriptive quantitative, cross-sectional design.
Methods: Visual impairment and the need for vision care services for older people receiving home care (N = 70) were determined by an optometrist’s screening examination and vision assessment by home care workers using the RAI HC instrument. In this study, the definition of visual impairment was visual acuity (VA) <0.63 (logMAR >0.2).
Results: According to the distance VA measurements, 41% of the participants showed VI (<0.63) of the better eye, while the RAI HC assessment revealed VI among 36% of the participants. The Kappa value for interrater reliability in classifying VI was 0.137. The optometrist’s vision screening examination recognized a previously unknown and unmet need for vision care services more than twice as often as the RAI HC assessment.
|Pages:||2519 - 2529|
|Type of Publication:||
A1 Journal article – refereed
|Field of Science:||
3125 Otorhinolaryngology, ophthalmology
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