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ERIC Number: ED023234
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968
Pages: 338
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851 Blinded Veterans: A Success Story.
Graham, Milton D.; And Others
A study of 85 men with a service-connected disability of 70% or greater loss of vision was made from 10 Veterans' Administration clinics. Subjects were 20 to 64 years of age with a median of 46, 85% white, and 97% World War II and 3% Korean War veterans; 45% had taken advantage of the GI Bill for education, 64% were in the top half of the country's socioeconomic strata, 70% owned homes, 80% received disability compensation, and 92% lived in cities. Most lived in small primary family households, 1/4 had multihealth family problems, 1/3 had experienced marital disruption, and most considered themselves heads of their households. In general health, 20% were normal and 80% had conditions (54% mild, 11% moderate, 15% severe) ; 55% had a normal prognosis for life. For general activities, the radio was most used in passive entertainment, gardening and picnics were the most popular recreation activities with 52%; 65% read (double the national average), 78% voted in 1960, 91% visited, 54% belonged to organizations, 78% attended religious services, and those with some vision were frequent travelers. Of their friends, 88% were sighted. (SN)
American Foundation for the Blind, Inc., 15 West 16th Street, New York, New York 10011
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Authoring Institution: American Foundation for the Blind, New York, NY.