ERIC Number: EJ552124
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1997
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The Physical Costs and Psychosocial Benefits of Travel Aids for Persons Who Are Visually Impaired or Blind.
Gitlin, L. N.; Mount, J.; Lucas, W.; Weirich, L. C.; Gramberg, L.
Journal of Visual Impairment & Blindness, v91 n4 p347-59 Jul-Aug 1997
This study investigated the musculoskeletal consequences of travel aids, particularly white canes and guide dogs, as perceived by 21 individuals (ages 27-68) with visual impairments or blindness. They experienced a variety of negative physical effects that they denied, ignored, or minimized because of benefits derived from being independently mobile. (Author/CR)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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