Visibility Vol 8 Issue 4, 2014


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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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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