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Table 1 Participant characteristics (N = 16)

From: Barriers and facilitators to recognize and discuss depression and anxiety experienced by adults with vision impairment or blindness: a qualitative study

Patient characteristics N (%) Mean (SD) Median [range]
Male gender 7 (43.8%)   
Age (in years)   59.8 (14.4) 58.0 [33 – 91]
Moderate – severe vision impairment a 4 (25.0%)   
Blindness a 12 (75.0%)   
Acquired VI (age of onset) 12 (75.0%) 40.5 (20.5) 35.5 [12 – 78]
Eye disease
 Retinal detachment 4 (25.0%)   
 Optic nerve disease 4 (25.0%)   
 Macular degeneration 3 (18.7%)   
 Other retinal disease 3 (18.7%)   
 Other 2 (12.5%)   
Symptoms of depression in the past 13 (81.3%)   
Symptoms of anxiety in the past 7 (43.8%)   
Current symptoms of depression/anxiety 5 (31.3%)   
  1. SD standard deviation, VI visual impairment
  2. aaccording to World Health Organizations (WHO) criteria