Visibility Vol 8 Issue 4, 2014


Exploring Participation in Individuals with Glaucoma


Participation is involvement in life situations and a major construct of the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health framework. A primary goal of occupational therapy is to promote health through participation in meaningful roles and routines individuals need to do or want to do. Glaucoma is a progressive, chronic optic neuropathy and a leading cause of visual impairment and blindness in the U.S.; both visual impairment and blindness have a significant association with disability and thus may affect participation. The purpose of this study was to explore participation in individuals with glaucoma to understand changes in everyday living.

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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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