Visibility Vol 8 Issue 4


Validation and Responsiveness of the Low Vision Independence Measure (LVIM)


Visually impaired individuals have decreased participation in activities but rehabilitation can help. The focus of rehabilitation is to increase independence in activities and valid assessments are needed to measure rehabilitation outcomes. A number of vision function questionnaires have been developed to measure vision rehabilitation outcomes, but few accommodate usual practice by occupational therapists whereas the Low Vision Independence Measure (LVIM) does. There are two purposes to this study. First, the author sought to evaluate measurement validity of the LVIM. Second, the author aimed to determine the responsiveness of the LVIM to low vision rehabilitation.

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Quantifying Emotion Recognition and Classification in Clients with Age-Related Macular Degeneration

Aaron P. Johnson, PhD

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Characteristics of Older Bioptic Drivers: Effects of Increasing Age on Driving Safety

Bradley E. Dougherty, OD, PhD

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Using Remote Sighted Assistants to Identify the Location and Orientation of Visually Impaired Pedestrians

Paymon Rafian; Gordon E. Legge, PhD

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