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Restricted Useful Field View as a Risk Factor in Older Adults

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00013351
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : March 16, 2001
Last Update Posted : January 21, 2009
Sponsor:
Information provided by:
VA Office of Research and Development

Brief Summary:
The relationship between Useful Field of Vision (UFOV) and falls taken by the elderly will be investigated. UFOV is a test which measures visual attention. The test has been used in correlating the visual attention in the elderly with their driving safety record. The test is administered using a computer and consists of three parts: a) subject views figures which appear in the center of the computer screen and identified them as quickly as possible; b)the subject has to identify figures in the center of the screen while at the same time point to another symbol which will appear in one of eight places on the outer portion of the screen; c) the third section is similar to the second except while the subject is identifying and pointing there is a background noise.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment
Vision Impairment Procedure: Prevention of Falls

Study Type : Observational
Enrollment : 150 participants
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Restricted Useful Field View as a Risk Factor in Older Adults
Study Start Date : April 1998
Actual Study Completion Date : March 2001

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MedlinePlus related topics: Falls





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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria
Vision impaired adults at risk for falls

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00013351


Locations
United States, Georgia
VAMC, Decatur
Decatur, Georgia, United States
Sponsors and Collaborators
US Department of Veterans Affairs
Investigators
OverallOfficial: John Fryer, Ph.D. Asst. Director Program Analysis and Review Section (PARS), Rehabilitation Research & Development Service
OverallOfficial: Nancy Rocheleau, Program Analyst Program Analysis and Review Section (PARS), Rehabilitation Research & Development Service

ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00013351     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: C1830R
First Posted: March 16, 2001    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: January 21, 2009
Last Verified: January 2001

Keywords provided by VA Office of Research and Development:
Aging adult, attention, falls, vision