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Titolo:
Does mobility performance of visually impaired adults improve immediately after orientation and mobility training?
Autore:
Soong, GP; Lovie-Kitchin, JE; Brown, B;
Indirizzi:
Queensland Univ Technol, Sch Optometry, Ctr Eye Res, Brisbane, Qld, Australia Queensland Univ Technol Brisbane Qld Australia Brisbane, Qld, Australia
Titolo Testata:
OPTOMETRY AND VISION SCIENCE
fascicolo: 9, volume: 78, anno: 2001,
pagine: 657 - 666
SICI:
1040-5488(200109)78:9<657:DMPOVI>2.0.ZU;2-K
Fonte:
ISI
Lingua:
ENG
Soggetto:
CONTRAST SENSITIVITY; RETINITIS-PIGMENTOSA; VISION; RELIABILITY; POPULATION; WALKING; PEOPLE; CHART;
Keywords:
visual impairment; orientation and mobility training; mobility performance; travel independence;
Tipo documento:
Article
Natura:
Periodico
Settore Disciplinare:
Clinical Medicine
Citazioni:
32
Recensione:
Indirizzi per estratti:
Indirizzo: Soong, GP Univ Auckland, Dept Optometry & Vis Sci, Private Bag 92019, Auckland 1, New Zealand Univ Auckland Private Bag 92019 Auckland New Zealand 1 Zealand
Citazione:
G.P. Soong et al., "Does mobility performance of visually impaired adults improve immediately after orientation and mobility training?", OPT VIS SCI, 78(9), 2001, pp. 657-666

Abstract

Background. Previous studies that have attempted to determine the effect of orientation and mobility training on mobility performance of visually impaired adults have had a number of limitations. With the inclusion of a control group of subjects, this study investigated the effect of orientation and mobility training on mobility performance of a group of visually impairedadults. Methods. Vision was measured binocularly as high- and low-contrastvisual acuity, letter and edge contrast sensitivity, and Humphrey kinetic visual fields. The subjects' mobility performance was assessed as percentage preferred walking speed (PPWS) and error score before and after mobility training. Results. Orientation and mobility training did not enhance mobility performance compared with the control group, who did not receive training, when performance was measured immediately after training. PPWS improved for both groups with short-term practice only, but there was no improvementin error score due to either practice or training. Conclusions. There was no immediate improvement in mobility performance of visually impaired adults after orientation and mobility training. Familiarity with the route may play an important role in measured improvement of mobility performance afterorientation and mobility training.

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