Volume 65, Issue 14 (Vol 65, Supplement 2 2008)                   Tehran Univ Med J 2008, 65(14): 54-58 | Back to browse issues page

XML Persian Abstract Print


Download citation:
BibTeX | RIS | EndNote | Medlars | ProCite | Reference Manager | RefWorks
Send citation to:

Khajenasiri F, Sotoudeh G. Female carpet weavers’ visual acuity and effective factors: Fordu rural area of Qom. Tehran Univ Med J. 2008; 65 (14) :54-58
URL: http://tumj.tums.ac.ir/article-1-665-en.html
Abstract:   (3200 Views)
Background: Healthy vision of workers is one of the important elements in carpet weaving industry which has essential role in improving of the job quality and efficiency. Visual acuity is the primary outcome measure in most studies involving eye diseases. Ihe aim of this study was determination of visual acuity and its effective factors in women carpet weaver in fordu rural area of Qom has been investigated.
Methods: In a cross-sectional (descriptive-analytical) study visual acuity of 177 women carpet weaver has been determined. Job hours per day, job history, age, literacy, trauma history, diabetes history, family history of eye diseases, eye diseases history and family size of subjects were determined .
Results: The results of study indicated that the right eyes visual acuity of 72.4 % of women were desirable (0 – 0.8) and 27.6 % were undesirable (0.9-1.2). These results for the left eyes were 69.5 % and 30.5 % respectively. In addition, the result showed that with increasing the job hours and history and age, percent of women with undesirable both eyes visual acuity were increased. With higher literacy levels, percent of women with undesirable both eyes visual acuity decreased. In subjects with truma history, the undesirable visual acuity was higher. In this study the relation between visual acuity and job history, age, literacy, truma history and eye diseases history were statistically significant (in all cases P<0.05).
Conclusions: High percentage of women carpet weaver were in undesirable visual acuity and in this study the relation between visual acuity and job history, age, literacy, trauma history and eye diseases history were statistically significant (in all cases P<0.05).
Full-Text [PDF 290 kb]   (735 Downloads)    

Add your comments about this article : Your username or Email:
CAPTCHA code

© 2019 All Rights Reserved | Tehran University Medical Journal TUMS Publications

Designed & Developed by : Yektaweb