Validation and responsiveness of the Low Vision Independence Measure (LVIM)

Smith, Theresa M.
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Envision Research Institute

Visually impaired individuals have decreased participation in activities but rehabilitation can help. The focus of rehabilitation is to increase independence in activities and valid assessments are needed to measure rehabilitation outcomes. A number of vision function questionnaires have been developed to measure vision rehabilitation outcomes, but few accommodate usual practice by occupational therapists whereas the Low Vision Independence Measure (LVIM) does. There are two purposes to this study. First, the author sought to evaluate measurement validity of the LVIM. Second, the author aimed to determine the responsiveness of the LVIM to low vision rehabilitation.

Poster originally published in Visibility, 8 (4), 22-23. English. Published Online 2014.
Low vision rehabilitation, Rehabilitation outcomes, Visually impaired individuals
This is a poster that is available at Recommended citation: Smith, T. M. (2014). Validation and responsiveness of the Low Vision Independence Measure (LVIM). Visibility, 8 (4), 22-23. This item has been deposited in accordance with publisher copyright and licensing terms and with the author’s permission.