Preliminary validation of a vision-dependent activities of daily living instrument on adults with homonymous hemianopia.

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  • OBJECTIVE: This study sought to validate the use of the Self-Report Assessment of Functional Visual Performance (SRAFVP) as a measure of the severity of activity of daily living (ADL) limitations in people with homonymous hemianopia (HH). METHOD: Thirty adults with HH from stroke rated their level of difficulty in completing the SRAFVP. RESULTS: The Cronbach's αs of the SRAFVP and its three subscales (Reading, Eye-Hand Coordination, and Functional Mobility) ranged from .73 to .99. All three subscales were significantly correlated with each other and with the total SRAFVP score. Paired t tests revealed that Functional Mobility was significantly less difficult for participants to complete than Reading or Eye-Hand Coordination. Participants with complete HH reported greater difficulty in completing the Reading tasks than those with macular sparing. CONCLUSION: The SRAFVP demonstrated acceptable reliability and validity in evaluating the severity of ADL impairment in people with HH.
  • Keywords

  • Activities of Daily Living, Adult, Hemianopsia, Humans, Reproducibility of Results, Self Report, Stroke, Surveys and Questionnaires, Vision, Ocular
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    Author List

  • Mennem TA; Warren M; Yuen HK
  • Start Page

  • 478
  • End Page

  • 482
  • Volume

  • 66
  • Issue

  • 4