Visibility Vol 14 Issue 4, 2020


Occupational therapists’ knowledge and behaviors regarding the provision of low vision services: Does rurality matter?


Given the increase in the aging population, low vision practice and research is becoming a higher priority in occupational therapy (American Occupational Therapy Association, 2014). Low vision research is especially important in rural communities, given the number of disparities and fewer resources in health care (Rural Health Reform Policy Research Center, 2014). The goals of this study were two-fold. First, we sought to better understand OT knowledge and perceptions about low vision, and their effect on low vision evaluation and treatment. Second, we explored any differences between OTs that reported practicing in rural and urban counties, specifically in knowledge, perceptions, and behaviors related to low vision.

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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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