Low Vision and Community Participation
General Practice Issues

 
 
00:00 /
 
1X
 

Inside the Episode

This week Natalie and Jessica talk with Breanne Begeman about ways to overcome barriers to community participation for clients with low vision.

Give us feedback on this episode! Contact us

References

Academy of Medical Surgical Nurses. (n.d.). Care of the older adult. Retrieved from https://www.amsn.org/practice-resources/position-statements/archive/care-older-adult

American Foundation for the Blind. (n.d.). Aging and vision loss [Fact Sheet]. Retrieved from https://www.afb.org/section.aspx?SectionID=68&TopicID=320&DocumentID=3374&rewrite=0

American Occupational Therapy Association. (n.d.). Living with low vision. Retrieved from https://www.aota.org/About-Occupational-Therapy/Patients-Clients/Adults/LowVision.aspx

American Occupational Therapy Association. (2014a). Occupational therapy practice framework: Domain and process (3rd ed.). American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 68(Suppl.1), S1-S48. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2014.682006

American Occupational Therapy Association. (2014b). Research opportunities in the area of older adults with low vision. American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 68, 109–110. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2014.681002

American Optometric Association. (n.d.). What causes low vision? Retrieved from https://www.aoa.org/patients-and-public/caring-for-your-vision/low-vision/what-causes-low-vision

Bambara, J. K., Wadley, V., Owsley, C., Martin, R. C., Porter, C., & Dreer, L. E. (2009). Family functioning and low vision: A systematic review. Journal of Visual Impairment & Blindness103(3), 137-149. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2798155/

Barstow, B. A., Warren, M., Thaker, S., Hallman, A., & Batts, P. (2015). Client and therapist perspectives on the influence of low vision and chronic conditions on performance and occupational therapy intervention. American Journal of Occupational Therapy69(3), 1-8. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2015.014605

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (2017). Blindness and vision impairment. Retrieved from https://www.cdc.gov/healthcommunication/toolstemplates/entertainmented/tips/Blindness.html

Department of Health and Human Services. (n.d.). Community participation. Retrieved from https://www.dhhs.tas.gov.au/wihpw/principles/community_participation

Girdler, S., Packer, T. L., & Boldy, D. (2008). The impact of age-related vision loss. OTJR: Occupation, Participation and Health28(3), 110-120. https://doi.org/10.3928/15394492-20080601-05

Kempen, G. I., Ballemans, J., Ranchor, A. V., van Rens, G. H., & Zijlstra, G. R. (2012). The impact of low vision on activities of daily living, symptoms of depression, feelings of anxiety and social support in community-living older adults seeking vision rehabilitation services. Quality of life research21(8), 1405-1411. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11136-011-0061-y

Kindly Care. (n.d.). ADLs and IADLs: Complete guide to activities of daily living. Retrieved from https://www.kindlycare.com/activities-of-daily-living/

Lamoureux, E. L., Hassell, J. B., & Keeffe, J. E. (2004). The determinants of participation in activities of daily living in people with impaired vision. American Journal of Ophthalmology137(2), 265-270. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.aj0.2003.08.003

Liu, C. J., Brost, M. A., Horton, V. E., Kenyon, S. B., & Mears, K. E. (2013). Occupational therapy interventions to improve performance of daily activities at home for older adults with low vision: A systematic review. American Journal of Occupational Therapy67(3), 279-287. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2013.005512

McGrath, C., Rudman, D. L., Spafford, M., Trentham, B., & Polgar, J. (2017). The environmental production of disability for seniors with age-related vision loss. Canadian Journal on Aging, 36(1), 55-66. https://doi.org/10.1017/S0714980816000623

Mohler, A. J., Neufeld, P., & Perlmutter, M. S. (2015). Factors affecting readiness for low vision interventions in older adults. American Journal of Occupational Therapy69(4), 1-10. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2015.014241

Nobles, L. B., & Warren, M. (n.d.). Occupational therapy services for persons with visual impairment. The American Occupational Therapy Association. Retrieved from https://www.aota.org/About-Occupational-Therapy/Professionals/PA/Facts/low-vision.aspx

Rudman, D. L., & Durdle, M. (2009). Living with fear: The lived experience of community mobility among older adults with low vision. Journal of Aging & Physical Activity17(1), 106–122. https://doi.org/10.1123/japa.17.1.106

Rudman, D. L., Gold, D., McGrath, C., Zuvela, B., Spafford, M. M., & Renwick, R. (2016). “Why would I want to go out?”: Age-related vision loss and social participation. Canadian Journal on Aging, 35(4), 465–478.  https://doi.org/10.1017/S0714980816000490

Rudman, D. L., Huot, S., Klinger, L., Leipert, B. D., & Spafford, M. M. (2010). Struggling to maintain occupation while dealing with risk: The experiences of older adults with low vision. OTJR: Occupation, participation and health30(2), 87-96. https://doi.org/10.3928/15394492-20100325-04

Travis, L. A., Lyness, J. M., Sterns, G. K., Kuchmek, M., Shields, C. G., King, D. A., … Northrup, L. (2003). Family and friends: A key aspect of older adults’ adaptation to low vision? Journal of Visual Impairment and Blindness97(8), 489-491. https://www.afb.org/jvib/newjvibabstract.asp?articleid=/JVIB/jvib970804

Schoessow, K. (2010). Shifting from compensation to participation: A model for occupational therapy in low vision. British Journal of Occupational Therapy73(4), 160-169. https://doi.org/10.4276/030802210X12706313443947

Smallfield, S., Clem, K., & Myers, A. (2013). Occupational therapy interventions to improve the reading ability of older adults with low vision: A systematic review. American Journal of Occupational Therapy67(3), 288-295. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2013.004929 

Wittich, W., Southall, K., & Johnson, A. (2016). Usability of assistive listening devices by older adults with low vision. Disability and Rehabilitation: Assistive Technology11(7), 564-571. https://doi.org/10.3109/17483107.2015.1042076