Envision Conference

Conference Presentation

Health States of Patients Seeking Outpatient Low Vision Rehabilitation Services within LOVRNET. Moderator: Judith Goldstein, OD

Thursday, September 22 2011, 9:45 - 11:45 am, Gateway Ballroom 4

Judith Goldstein, OD
John  Coalter, OD
Kimberly Schoessow, OTD
Katherine White, OD
K. Bradley  Kehler, OD

Patients seeking vision rehabilitation services often report other co-morbidities or otherwise impaired health states. This research panel looks at the health states of nearly 800 patients within the Low Vision Research Network (LOVRNET) study.

9:45 - 9:55 - Introduction to Health States in Low Vision Patients - Judith Goldstein, OD

9:55 - 10:15 - Visual Impairment Measures and Functional Ability in Patients within the Low Vision Research Network (LOVRNET) - John Coalter, OD

10:15 - 10:35 - The Relationship Between Physical Ability and Functional Ability in Patients Seeking Outpatient Services within the Low Vision Research Network (LOVRNET) - Kimberly Schoessow, OT

10:35 - 10:55 - Functional Ability and Depressed Mood among Patients in the Low Vision Research Network (LOVRNET) - Judith Goldstein, OD

10:55 - 11:15 - The Prevalennce of Cognitive Deficits in Patients within the Low Vision Research Network (LOVRNET) and their Relationship to Functional Ability - Katherine White, OD

11:15 - 11:35 - The Measurement of Personality and Social Support Systems Among Patients in the Low Vision Research Network (LOVRNET) - Brad Kehler, OD

Instruction Level: Intermediate

Objectives:

  1. Describe the relationship between physical health and functional ability people seeking LVR services
  2. Better understand the prevalence and significance of depressed mood in patients seeking outpatient LVR services and itís relationship to functional ability
  3. Understand the relationship between cognition and functional ability in those seeking LVR services

CEUs: ACCME: 2, ACVREP: 2, AOTA: 2, COPE: 2, CRCC: 2