Visibility Vol 12 Issue 3


Categories of Factors Related to the Non-use of Magnifying Low Vision Aids: A scoping Review


Several studies have examined the multifactorial decision process around the (non-)use of assistive technologies (ATs). High variability rates for non-use of low vision aids have been reported. Determinants of AT (non-)use, have been categorized into personal, AT-related, environmental and interventional factors. It is probable that these factors also apply to the use of low vision aids (LVAs). The aim of this scoping review was to explore factors related to magnifying LVAs (non-)use, building on an existing classification into four factors related to AT non-use in general and medical adherence.

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