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The Impact of Rehabilitation on Quality of Life in Visually Impaired

This study has been completed.
Sponsor:
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00013403
First Posted: March 16, 2001
Last Update Posted: June 26, 2015
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Information provided by:
VA Office of Research and Development
  Purpose
The project has four primary objectives: 1) Determine if blind rehabilitation improves the quality of life of legally blind veterans; 2) Determine the relationship between quality of life and visual function; 3) Determine if factors, such as cognitive status, level of depression, age and the presence of additional medical conditions besides vision loss, intervention of blind rehabilitation extends beyond the visually impaired individual and improve the quality of life of their primary caregiver (e.g. spouse, partner, family member or friend.)

Condition Intervention Phase
Blindness Procedure: Blindness Phase 2

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: The Impact of Rehabilitation on Quality of Life in Visually Impaired

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Further study details as provided by VA Office of Research and Development:

Estimated Enrollment: 300
Study Start Date: April 1999
Study Completion Date: March 2002
  Eligibility

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria
Visually impaired
  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00013403


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

ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00013403     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: C1998R
First Submitted: March 14, 2001
First Posted: March 16, 2001
Last Update Posted: June 26, 2015
Last Verified: June 2015

Keywords provided by VA Office of Research and Development:
Vision, quality of life

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Blindness
Vision Disorders
Sensation Disorders
Neurologic Manifestations
Nervous System Diseases
Eye Diseases
Signs and Symptoms