Evaluation of a Standardised Orientation and Mobility Training in Older Adults With Low Vision

This study has been completed.
Sponsor:
Collaborator:
ZonMw: The Netherlands Organisation for Health Research and Development
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Maastricht University Medical Center
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00946062
First received: July 23, 2009
Last updated: November 14, 2013
Last verified: November 2013

July 23, 2009
November 14, 2013
November 2007
July 2010   (final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
  • activities of daily life (subscale of the Groningen Activity Restriction Scale (GARS)) [ Time Frame: 5 and 17 weeks ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • distance activities and mobility (subscales of the Visual Functioning Questionnaire (VFQ)) [ Time Frame: 5 and 17 weeks ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
Same as current
Complete list of historical versions of study NCT00946062 on ClinicalTrials.gov Archive Site
  • activities index (Frenchay Activities Index (FAI)) [ Time Frame: 5 and 17 weeks ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • social support interactions (Social Support List (SSL 12-I)) [ Time Frame: 5 and 17 weeks ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • health-related quality of life (EuroQol 5D (EQ5D)) [ Time Frame: 5 and 17 weeks ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • mental health and dependency (subscale of the Visual Functioning Questionnaire (VFQ)) [ Time Frame: 5 and 17 weeks ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • feelings of anxiety (anxiety subscale of the Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale (HADS-A)) [ Time Frame: 5 and 17 weeks ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • symptoms of depression (depression subscale of the Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale (HADS-D)) [ Time Frame: 5 and 17 weeks ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • concerns about falling (falls efficacy scale international (FES-I)) [ Time Frame: 5 and 17 weeks ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
Same as current
Not Provided
Not Provided
 
Evaluation of a Standardised Orientation and Mobility Training in Older Adults With Low Vision
The Impact of Orientation and Mobility Training on Mobility, Participation and Quality of Life in Older Adults With Visual Impairments: a Randomised Controlled Trial

The purpose of this study is:

  1. to develop a standardised orientation and mobility training (O&M-training) in the use of an identification/symbol cane by older adults with low vision, and;
  2. to evaluate this newly developed standardised O&M-training with respect to effectiveness and feasibility in a randomised controlled trial.
Not Provided
Interventional
Not Provided
Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
  • Low Vision
  • Aged
Other: orientation and mobility training
orientation and mobility training
  • Active Comparator: regular O&M-training
    orientation and mobility training in use of the identification cane as provided by mobility trainers
    Intervention: Other: orientation and mobility training
  • Experimental: standardised O&M-training
    standardised orientation and mobility training in use of the identification cane as provided by mobility trainers who received instruction in using the standardised protocol
    Intervention: Other: orientation and mobility training

*   Includes publications given by the data provider as well as publications identified by ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier (NCT Number) in Medline.
 
Completed
190
July 2010
July 2010   (final data collection date for primary outcome measure)

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Aged 55 years or over
  • Low vision
  • Living independently in the community or in a home for older people
  • Able to see large obstacles and to go outside for a short walk or doing groceries
  • One of the following:

    1. experiencing difficulties with safely crossing a street
    2. experiencing difficulties with recognising acquaintances outdoors
    3. willing to become recognisable as being partially sighted by using the identification cane
  • Written informed consent
  • Orientation and Mobility training (O&M-training) in the use of an identification cane

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Cognitive impairment (a score of less than 4 on the Abbreviated Mental Test 4)
  • Language or hearing problems that impede completing an interview by telephone
  • Confinement to bed or possible nursing home admission that impede completion of the O&M-training
  • Permanent use of a walking aid incompatible with the use of an identification cane
  • Having recently received an O&M-training in the use of an identification cane and permanent use of this cane
Both
55 Years and older
No
Contact information is only displayed when the study is recruiting subjects
Netherlands
 
NCT00946062
MEC 07-3-057.5/pl, ZonMw 94305004
No
Maastricht University Medical Center
Maastricht University Medical Center
ZonMw: The Netherlands Organisation for Health Research and Development
Principal Investigator: G.I.J.M. Kempen, PhD Maastricht University, CAPHRI School for Public Health and Primary Care
Maastricht University Medical Center
November 2013

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