Restricted Useful Field View as a Risk Factor in Older Adults

This study has been completed.
Information provided by:
Department of Veterans Affairs Identifier:
First received: March 14, 2001
Last updated: January 20, 2009
Last verified: January 2001

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 Intervention Phase
Vision Impairment
Procedure: Prevention of Falls
Phase 2

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Restricted Useful Field View as a Risk Factor in Older Adults

Further study details as provided by Department of Veterans Affairs:

Estimated Enrollment: 150
Study Start Date: April 1998
Study Completion Date: March 2001

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Vision impaired adults at risk for falls

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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00013351

United States, Georgia
VAMC, Decatur
Decatur, Georgia, United States
Sponsors and Collaborators
Investigator: John Fryer, Ph.D. Asst. Director Program Analysis and Review Section (PARS), Rehabilitation Research & Development Service
Investigator: Nancy Rocheleau, Program Analyst Program Analysis and Review Section (PARS), Rehabilitation Research & Development Service
  More Information

No publications provided Identifier: NCT00013351     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: C1830R
Study First Received: March 14, 2001
Last Updated: January 20, 2009
Health Authority: United States: Federal Government

Keywords provided by Department of Veterans Affairs:
Aging adult, attention, falls, vision processed this record on August 27, 2015