ERIC Number: EJ833630
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Mar
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 49
Family Functioning and Low Vision: A Systematic Review
Bambara, Jennifer K.; Wadley, Virginia; Owsley, Cynthia; Martin, Roy C.; Porter, Chebon; Dreer, Laura E.
Journal of Visual Impairment & Blindness, v103 n3 p137-149 Mar 2009
This review highlights the literature on the function and adjustment process of family members of persons with adult-onset vision loss. The majority of the literature has focused on the unique role that the family plays in providing both instrumental and emotional support to adults with low vision. In contrast, the impact of low vision on the psychosocial adjustment of the family has been largely understudied. The review concludes with a discussion of the implications for clinical practice, along with directions for future research on the family within the context of low vision rehabilitation.
Descriptors: Family Relationship, Partial Vision, Family Role, Adults, Adjustment (to Environment), Responses, Literature Reviews, Systems Approach, Family Influence, Coping, Rehabilitation
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Publication Type: Information Analyses; Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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