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Defining the Content for a New Quality of Life Questionnaire for Students with Low Vision (The Impact of Vision Impairment on Children: IVI_C)

Cochrane, Gillian, Lamoureux, Ecosse, Keeffe, Jill,

Academic Literature

2008

This study aims to obtain statements describing the impact of vision impairment on participation in every day activities of school-aged children (8–18 years) capturing their opinion, as the primary step in developing a pediatric vision-related quality of life instrument (a new quality of life questionnaire for students with low vision).

Separate focus groups for students with low vision, parents and teachers plus in-depth individual interviews were conducted in Victoria, Australia. The statements collected were classified into 5 themes: school/specialist instruction, social interaction, family, community and vision impairment peer interaction. Class teacher knowledge, specialist support and social interaction were identified areas

for facilitating good participation in every day activities. The student perspective focused on communication skills and orientation and mobility whereas the specialist instructors' emphasis was on specialist support.

Publication information

Journal/Publication : Ophthalmic Epidemiology

Location : International

Domain/s: Community and civic participation, Health and wellbeing

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