Journal article

Defining the content for a new quality of life questionnaire for students with low vision (The impact of vision impairment on children: IVI_C)

Gillian Cochrane, Ecosse Lamoureux, Jill Keeffe

OPHTHALMIC EPIDEMIOLOGY | TAYLOR & FRANCIS INC | Published : 2008

Abstract

PURPOSE: To obtain statements describing the impact of vision impairment on participation in every day activities of school-aged children (8-18 years) capturing their opinion, as the primary step in developing a pediatric vision-related quality of life instrument. METHODS: Separate focus groups for students with low vision, parents and teachers plus in-depth individual interviews were conducted in Victoria, Australia. Focus groups followed a topic guide, were digitally audio recorded and transcribed verbatim. Statements were identified, coded and ascribed into major themes. RESULTS: 102 participants provided just over 2600 statements (an average of 146 statements per verbatim transcript) whi..

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