4145.0 Disability and Vision Rehabilitation

Tuesday, November 1, 2011: 10:30 AM
The growing number of people with chronic conditions and disabilities has led to serious public health concerns. This session will discuss issues related to disability, vision impairment, and the role of the International Classification of Functioning.
Session Objectives: 1. Evaluate the effect of multiple chronic conditions on disability. 2. Describe the relationships between vision function, disabilities, and other outcomes.

10:30 AM
Disability and Vision Rehabilitation: Role of the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF)
Els R. Nieuwenhuijsen, PhD, MPH, OTR and John Hough, DrPH, MPH, MBA, CHES, CPH, FACE
10:50 AM
Association between Severity of Vision Impairment and Falls among People Aged 65 and Older Living in the Community: Findings from the BRFSS
John E. Crews, DPA, Chiu-Fang Chou, Dr PH, Judy Stevens, PhD, Xinzhi Zhang and Jinan B. Saaddine, MD, MPH
11:10 AM
Association between Age-related Eye Diseases and Falls in U.S. Nursing Home Residents
Xinzhi Zhang, Judy Stevens, PhD, Huabin Luo, PhD, John E. Crews, DPA and Jinan B. Saaddine, MD, MPH
11:30 AM
Vision, aging, and public health: An educational module for emerging public health professionals
Sanghamitra Savadatti, MPH, Kim Kelly, Larry Steele, PhD, Nita Patel, OD, MPH and Jeff Todd, JD

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Organized by: Vision Care Section

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