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WOC 2022

Mohammed Abdu Seid

 Mohammed Abdu Seid, Speaker at Weight Management Conferences
Debre Tabor University in Ethiopia , Ethiopia
Title : Visual impairment and its predictors among people living with type 2 diabetes mellitus at Dessie town hospitals, Northeast Ethiopia: institution-based cross-sectional study

Abstract:

Visual impairment is a functional limitation of the eye(s) that results in reduced visual acuity, visual field loss, visual distortion, perceptual difficulties, or any combination of the above. T2DM is one of the common causes of visual impairment. The current study aimed to determine the prevalence and predictors of visual impairment among people living with diabetes at Dessie town Hospitals, Northeast Ethiopia.

Institution based cross-sectional study was carried out, and SRS was applied to recruit study participants among type 2 diabetes. Visual impairment was measured using visual acuity test. We used Epi Data 3.1 and SPSS version 22 for data entry and statistical analysis, respectively. Both binary and multivariable logistic regression to identify statistically associated factors of visual impairment. The degree of association was determined using adjusted odds ratio with 95%CI. In the final model, statistical significance was declared at p < 0.05.

The current study findings revealed that the prevalence of visual impairment was 37.58%. Age, poor regular exercise, duration of DM above 5 years, insulin treatment, and poor glycemic control were statistically associated with visual impairment.

In conclusion, The proportion of visual impairment in Dessie town hospitals accounted for more than a third of patients living with T2DM. Visual impairment is associated with increased age, poor regular exercise, longer duration of DM, and insulin treatment. Thus, early detection of VI through screening and regular follow-up is recommended to reduce the risk of VI and vision loss.

Biography:

I'm Mr. Mohammed Abdu Seid, a lecturer at Debre Tabor University in Ethiopia with a master's degree in medical physiology since 2017. I've also done community service, community problem identification and research in addition to lecturing. I am a young scholar who has published in more than ten international reputed peer-reviewed journals.I'm Mr. Mohammed Abdu Seid, a lecturer at Debre Tabor University in Ethiopia with a master's degree in medical physiology since 2017. I've also done community service, community problem identification and research in addition to lecturing. I am a young scholar who has published in more than ten international reputed peer-reviewed journals.

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