Volume 30, Issue 2 (3-2020)                   J Holist Nurs Midwifery 2020, 30(2): 93-100 | Back to browse issues page

DOI: 10.32598/jhnm.30.2.93


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1- Professor, Department of Nursing, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Tabriz University of Medical Sciences, Tabriz, Iran
2- Assistant Professor, Department of Nursing, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Tabriz University of Medical Sciences, Tabriz, Iran , houman.haririan@gmail.com
3- MsN, RN, Nikookari Hospital, Tabriz University of Medical Sciences, Tabriz, Iran
Abstract:   (365 Views)
Introduction: Self-management positively contributes to the Quality of Life of many patients
with chronic diseases.

Objective: The present study aimed to investigate the relationship between self-management
and the quality of life and visual performance among patients with glaucoma.

Materials and Methods: The current cross-sectional and comparative study was conducted
at the glaucoma clinic of the Eye Hospital in Tabriz City, Iran. Through simple random
sampling method, the quality of life, visual function, and self-management of 120 patients
were compared using the Glaucoma Quality of Life (GQOL-15), National Eye Institute
Visual Functioning (NEI-VFQ), and Patient Activating Measure (PAM) questionnaires. The
study participants’ demographic data were analyzed using frequency, percentage, mean,
and standard deviation. Student Samples t-test and Pearson’s correlational coefficient
were conducted to compare mean scores and determine the study variables’ relations.

Results: The total Mean±SD scores for the quality of life, self-management, and visual
performance of the studied patients were 33.88±12.73, 65.06±12.69, and 81.36±14.01,
respectively. There was a significant relationship between self-management and the quality
of life and visual performance of the patients (P=0.001).

Conclusion: There was a significant linear relationship between self-management and
the quality of life and visual performance of the studied patients; thus, considering self
management strategies in patient education plans for nursing curriculums and hospitals’
education programs are suggested.



 
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Article Type : Research | Subject: Special
Received: 2020/03/30 | Accepted: 2020/03/30 | Published: 2020/03/30