Factors Influencing Quality of Life of the Elderly with Age-Related Macular Degeneration

Authors

  • Nattanich kunluang Department of Public Health Nursing, Faculty of Public Health, Mahidol University
  • Sunee Lagampan Department of Public Health Nursing, Faculty of Public Health, Mahidol University
  • Kwanjai Amnatsatsue Department of Public Health Nursing, Faculty of Public Health, Mahidol University

Keywords:

Quality of life, Elderly, Age-related macular degeneration, PRECEDE PROCEED

Abstract

              This analytical descriptive research aimed to assess the quality of life and the factors influencing the quality of life of the elderly with age–related macular degeneration (AMD). PRECEDE-PROCEED framework was applied for this research framework. This study included 100 patients, randomly selected from the elderly with AMD who visit the ophthalmology outpatient department, King Chulalongkorn Memorial Hospital. Data were collected by interviewing the elderly with AMD from September to October 2021. The statistical analysis used were descriptive statistics, Pearsons’ Product Moment Correlation, and Multiple Regression Analysis.

              It was found that the overall quality of life of the elderly with AMD was at the moderate level (= 73.45, SD = 13.37). Furthermore, depression, perceived severity of AMD, social support and visual acuity were the factors that can predict the quality of life of the elderly with AMD by 34.9% (Adj R²= 0.349, p = 0.024). Also, depression had the greatest influence on quality of life (beta = - 0.374).

               Finding suggested that community nurse practitioners should consider the quality of life of the elderly with AMD by provide eye health care education and screening depression routinely.

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Author Biography

Kwanjai Amnatsatsue, Department of Public Health Nursing, Faculty of Public Health, Mahidol University

Assoc. Prof. Kwanjai  Amnatsatsue, Ph.D. (Nursing)

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Published

2022-04-30

How to Cite

kunluang ณ., Lagampan ส., & Amnatsatsue ข. (2022). Factors Influencing Quality of Life of the Elderly with Age-Related Macular Degeneration. Journal of Public Health Nursing, 36(1), 118–134. Retrieved from https://he01.tci-thaijo.org/index.php/phn/article/view/255443

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