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Kamali M, Amiri M, Mirzajani A. Life Experience of Parents with Amblyopic Children in Contact with Health Care Providers. Iranian Rehabilitation Journal 2009; 7 (2) :5-8
URL: http://irj.uswr.ac.ir/article-1-84-en.html
1- Iran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.
Abstract:   (10708 Views)

Objectives: Amblyopia is most common binocular vision anomalies. To comprise is decrease of visual acuity witch doesn't remove by optical correction. Nowadays because of the psychosocial problem with amblyopia, is a functional disability. Awareness of parents of children with amblyopic life experience, when facing with curing system can provide effective for promotion of self-assessment, treatment and rehabilitation.

Methods: To explore parent's experience in relation with health care provider utilize a qualitative study with phenomenological method. This study involving semi-structured on-depth interviews with 9 parents of child with amblyopia. Interviews were tape recorded. Data analysis was based on Van manen method.

Results: Parents of children describe five subjects in relation with health care providers include: on time and correct diagnosis, consultation, therapist's behavior, change the therapist and visual screening.

Discussion: This study indicates that on time diagnosis and intervention, therapists appropriate behavior, consultation and prescribe an appropriate treatment can effect on parental and child acceptance and successful treatment.

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Received: 2009/05/15 | Accepted: 2009/09/2 | Published: 2009/10/1

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