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International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

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A Study to Assess the Psychosocial and Coping Problems of Visually Impaired from Selected Blind Institutions of Indore

Rahul Nigam

Abstract: A descriptive study to assess the psychosocial and coping problems of visually impaired from selected blind institutions. the objectives of the study were (1) To assess the psychosocial problems of visually impaired. (2) To identify the coping problems of visually impaired. (3) To find the association between psychosocial problems and selected socio demographic variables of visually impaired. (4) To find the association between coping problems and selected socio demographic variables of visually impaired. Two hypothesis developed was H1 There is significant association between the psychosocial problems and selected socio demographic variables of visually impaired. H2 There is significant association between the coping problems and selected socio demographic variables of visually impaired. Non probability, purposive sampling technique was used to select the 25 samples from National association of blind and Mahesh blind institution of Indore with the permission of higher authority from the same institutions. Result of the study reveals that 48 % of visually impaired have moderate psychosocial problems, 36 % have mild psychosocial problems, 16 % have maximum psychosocial problems and no one is having minimum psychosocial problems to adjust with the environment. Association of the study found that computed chi square values were not significant in age, gender, religion, type of family, educational status, frequency of visitors, duration of stay in blind school, cause of blindness, family history of blindness, any physical illness in psychosocial problems. The finding of the study showed that 80 % of visually impaired have moderate coping problems, 20 % have mild coping problems, no one is having maximum coping problems and minimum psychosocial problems to adjust with the environment. Association of the study found that computed chi square values were not significant in age, gender, religion, type of family, educational status, frequency of visitors, duration of stay in blind school, cause of blindness, family history of blindness, any physical illness in coping problems. Hence the research hypothesis H2 rejected. Conclusion Majority having moderate psychosocial and coping problems. The overall experience of conducting the study was informational. The response of the participants to the study was an encouraging hand for the investigators.

Keywords: Visual Impaired, coping



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