Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Effect of Refractive Vision Correction of Myopia and Hyperopia Through Laser Surgery (LASIK & PRK) on Symptoms of Depression, Stress Perception and Self-esteem in Adults (22-55)
by Pesochinsky, Nina, Psy.D., Capella University, 2019, 101; 10288076
Abstract (Summary)

The purpose of this study was to assess the effects of refractive vision correction through laser surgery (LASIK & PRK) of adults of working age (22-55). This study examined and compared the symptoms of depression, stress perception, and self-esteem prior to surgery and one month after surgery, when sufficient healing has occurred. Research has shown that vision impairment has been reported to be one of the 10 most significant causes of disability in the United States, and, even though clinicians are encouraged to assess emotional response to vision loss, the psychological factors that that play a role in adjustment to vision loss have not been sufficiently studied.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Russell, Donna, James, Catherine
Commitee: Diane, Malpass, Harris-Britt, April, Zwingelberg, Mark
School: Capella University
Department: Harold Abel School of Social and Behavioral Sciences
School Location: United States -- Minnesota
Source: DAI-B 78/11(E), Dissertation Abstracts International
Source Type: DISSERTATION
Subjects: Ophthalmology, Counseling Psychology
Keywords: Depression, LASIK, Photo Refractive Keratectomy, Refractive, Self-esteem, Stress perception
Publication Number: 10288076
ISBN: 9780355048858
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