Orientation and mobility in age-related macular degeneration
This study investigated the orientation and mobility (O&M) performance of subjects with age-related macular degeneration (ARMD). Mobility performance, assessed as walking speed, percentage preferred waking speed (PPWS), and number of contacts with obstacles, was measured on 21 subjects with ARMD and 11 age-matched controls using a 79-meter indoor mobility course. Orientation was assessed by asking subjects to perform two tasks. Similar trends were found for results using walking speed and PPWS, except that age had a significant effect on walking speed. No significant difference in mobility performance was found between ARMD and control subjects. Reduced illumination resulted in worse mobility performance by both subject groups.
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|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Additional Information:||For more information please refer to the publisher's website (link above) or contact the author: firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Keywords:||orientation, mobility, age, related macular degeneration|
|Subjects:||Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES (110000) > OPTOMETRY AND OPHTHALMOLOGY (111300)|
|Divisions:||Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health|
Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
|Copyright Owner:||Copyright 1999 Taylor & Francis|
|Copyright Statement:||First published in Visual Impairment Research 1(3):pp. 175-180.|
|Deposited On:||01 Dec 2006|
|Last Modified:||11 Aug 2011 04:25|
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