Table 5

Reported need of assistance in everyday activities because of vision loss

All (<6/18) (n=96)Visual impairment and severe vision loss (<6/18–3/60) (n=47)Blind (<3/60) (n=49)RR (95%CI)
n (%)n (%)n (%)
Self care:
bathing
patient22 (22.9)3 (6.4)19 (38.8)6.07 (1.92–19.19)
 guardian22 (24.2)4 (9.1)18 (38.3)4.21 (1.55–11.48)
 agreement 0.860.910.81
toilet
patient9 (9.4)1 (2.1)8 (16.3)7.6 (1.0–59.0)
 guardian10 (11.0)1 (2.3)9 (19.2)8.43 (1.11–63.8)
 agreement0.951.00.89
eating
patient5 (5.2)05 (10.2)
 guardian9 (9.9)1 (2.3)8 (17.0)7.49 (0.98–57.47)
 agreement0.930.980.89
dressing
patient10 (10.4)010 (20.4)
 guardian10 (11.0)010 (21.3)
 agreement0.961.00.91
Mobility:
visit neighbour
patient17 (17.7)2 (4.3)15 (30.6)7.19 (1.74–2.98)
 guardian21 (23.1)1 (2.3)20 (42.6)18.72 (2.62–133.71)
 agreement0.910.980.85
work in field or go to market
patient25 (26.0)3 (6.4)22 (44.9)7.03 (2.25–22.0)
 guardian20 (22.0)1 (2.3)19 (40.4)18.22 (2.54–130.8)
 agreement0.920.950.89
  • Categories: 1, no problem; 2, a little problem; 3, some problem; 4, very problematic; test between vision groups. Number of patients and guardians with equal responses/total.