Visual impairment is an important global public health problem, affected economic and
educational opportunities, reduce quality of life and increase the risk of falls, accidents,
depression, and mortality. The aim of the study was to develop the health indicators to
identify the health needs and measure health status, compare with non-disabled people
for people with visual impairment.
For the development of health indicators, first of all `the development by social goal
area', in the classification of social indicators system, was set to the theoretical model.
Next we collected 51 preliminary indicators, using analysis of domestic and foreign
health indicators for people with disability. literature review, the experts interview. And
we 2-round Delphi online survey was conducted with 30 multidisciplinary experts to
select indicators using structured questionnaires. Finally, there were developed 41 health
indicators, composed of 4 concerns and 12 sub-concerns.
Health indicators developed through this study is to determine the health status of
people with visual impairment and expects to be utilized as the basis for policy making,
such as health monitoring system for solving health disparities in future.