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Problem Solving Training and Low Vision Rehabilitation

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00545220
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : October 17, 2007
Last Update Posted : February 19, 2016
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September 21, 2007
October 17, 2007
February 19, 2016
October 2007
December 2015   (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Center for Epidemiological Studies Depression Scale (CES-D) [ Time Frame: baseline, 3months, 6 months, 12 months, 24 months ]
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Problem Solving Training and Low Vision Rehabilitation
Problem Solving Training and Low Vision Rehabilitation
Vision loss can result in feelings of frustration, helplessness, anxiety, depression, and anger, which compromise a person's activities of everyday living. While emotional distress may resolve in some persons without intervention, unmanaged and persistent distress places the person at risk for continued decrements in health status and the potential development of more severe conditions (i.e., depression, poor health outcomes). Persons with low vision will be recruited and randomly assigned to either an innovative, problem-solving training (PST) intervention group designed specifically for persons with low vision or a sham intervention/control group. Primary and secondary outcomes will be assessed at baseline prior to intervention and at 3 month follow-up, 7 month follow-up, 12 month follow-up, and 24 month follow-up by a research interviewer masked to participants' randomization. This project will: (1) demonstrate how specified physical and emotional outcomes of persons with low vision change across time, (2) evaluate the effectiveness of a PST intervention that will be delivered to persons with low vision; and (3) identify persons with low vision who are at risk for adverse emotional and health outcomes.
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Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Single (Participant)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Low Vision
  • Behavioral: problem-solving training
  • Behavioral: sham intervention
  • Experimental: 1
    Intervention: Behavioral: problem-solving training
  • Sham Comparator: 2
    Attention Control
    Intervention: Behavioral: sham intervention
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December 2015
December 2015   (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)

Inclusion Criteria:

  • +19 yrs of age
  • Underwent a low vision rehabilitation initial eye exam
  • No more than 2 errors on cognitive on cognitive screening measure (SPBS)
  • Must have access to telephone
  • No significant hearing problems
  • No significant communication problems
  • Speaks fluent English
Sexes Eligible for Study: All
19 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
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United States
5K23EY017327-02 ( U.S. NIH Grant/Contract )
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University of Alabama at Birmingham
University of Alabama at Birmingham
National Eye Institute (NEI)
Principal Investigator: Laura Dreer, PhD University of Alabama at Birmingham
University of Alabama at Birmingham
February 2016

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