Daily activities of employed persons with visual impairment

Authors

  • Amila Jaganjac Faculty of Health Studies, University of Sarajevo, Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Amra Mačak Hadžiomerović Faculty of Health Studies, University of Sarajevo, Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Bakir Katana Faculty of Health Studies, University of Sarajevo, Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina https://orcid.org/0000-0001-7349-5890
  • Namik Trtak Faculty of Health Studies, University of Sarajevo, Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Eldad Kaljić Faculty of Health Studies, University of Sarajevo, Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina https://orcid.org/0000-0001-8020-1029
  • Hadžan Konjo Faculty of Health Studies, University of Sarajevo, Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Amra Redžović Faculty of Health Studies, University of Sarajevo, Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.17532/jhsci.2020.893

Keywords:

vision impaired persons, daily activity, quality of life

Abstract

Introduction: The challenges faced by visually impaired people in their efforts to integrate themselves into the labor market and the general position of persons with disabilities, regarding their employment and social security, is extremely difficult. Employment is the best safeguard against social exclusion and one of the main ways to achieve a full involvement in the society of the visually impaired people.
Methods: The research was conducted on a sample of 25 visually impaired people employed at “TMP” d.o.o. Sarajevo. The study was used as a cross-sectional survey method wherein data were collected through appropriate survey instruments, using a modified survey questionnaire.
Results: Out of the total number of respondents, 48% are male and 52% are female. The majority of respondents use other persons’ assistance when moving (n = 16). The largest number of respondents had 100% visual impairment (n = 17). The majority of subjects have no strenuous physical activity. The largest number of respondents during the previous week walked for at least 10 minutes, in the sequence of all 7 days and was driven in motor vehicles. When doing household chores, 56% of respondents said they had no difficulty. The most common difficulties in recreation, sports and physical activity in leisure time, that were encountered by 32% of respondents, are poor sound signalling and difficulties of visual nature, though 68% of respondents said that they had no difficulty in their recreational activities.
Conclusion: The daily activities of employed visually impaired persons have a positive impact on their quality of life. Various are occupations of visually impaired people that improve their quality of life.

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Published

2020-05-07

How to Cite

Jaganjac, A., Mačak Hadžiomerović, A., Katana, B., Trtak, N., Kaljić, E., Konjo, H., & Redžović, A. (2020). Daily activities of employed persons with visual impairment. Journal of Health Sciences, 10(2), 157-169. https://doi.org/10.17532/jhsci.2020.893

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