Visibility Vol 7 Issue 3, 2013


Environmental Influences on Occupational Engagement Among Older Adults With Low Vision: A Critical Ethnographic Study


The prevalence of age-related vision loss (ARVL) is steadily increasing and older adults now constitute the fastest growing segment of the population with low vision conditions, including macular degeneration, glaucoma, and diabetic retinopathy. A wealth of research has demonstrated that older adults with ARVL experience significant changes to self-care, leisure and productivity occupations, which can lead to increased feelings of isolation, functional dependence, and depression. Few studies, however, have investigated the influence of environmental factors on occupational engagement.

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Assessment of online patient education materials designed for people with age-related macular degeneration

Jennifer Fortuna, PhD, OTR/L; Linda Shuster, PhD, CCC-SLP, F-ASHA; Anne Riddering, PhD, OTR/L, CLVT, COMS; Cassie Lopez-Jeng, PhD, MPH, CPH, CHES

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Minding the Gap: Determining Causes for Missed Low Vision Referrals to Develop a Streamlined, Sustainable Low Vision Rehabilitation System in Wisconsin

Katherine Dalzotto MD; Mark Banghart MS; Christina Thomas-Virnig PhD; Sanbrita Mondal OD

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Assessment of Modified Patient Education Materials for People with Age-Related Macular Degeneration

Jennifer Fortuna, PhD, OTR/L; Linda Shuster, PhD, CCC-SLP, F-ASHA; Anne Riddering, PhD, OTR/L, CLVT, COMS; Cassie Lopez-Jeng, PhD; MPH, CPH, CHES

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