HOME >> MEDICINE >> NEWS
Educational video increases knowledge but not behavior

Boston, MA An educational and motivational video, designed to increase emotional well-being and use of adaptive devices in low vision patients increased knowledge but did not change behavior or emotions, says Schepens Eye Research Institute scientists in a study in the March Issue of Optometry & Vision Science.

"While our video clearly succeeded in increasing patients' knowledge of macular degeneration and the availability of adaptive devices and techniques, it did not change their emotional response to their disease or motivate them to make changes that could improve their quality of life," says Dr. Eli Peli, senior scientist at Schepens Eye Research Institute and senior author of the study The Impact of a Video Intervention on the Use of Low Vision Assistive Devices. "These findings suggest that patients need more than a video to encourage them to make changes and improve their feelings about their plight," he adds.

More than one million Americans and millions more worldwide suffer from low vision caused by age-related macular degeneration (AMD), which destroys the tiny center of the retina known as the macula. It is the leading cause of (legal) blindness among European-descended people older than 65 years. Without assistive devices and adaptive behaviors, sufferers of AMD are often unable to perform daily tasks such as reading, writing, driving, and face recognition, which can cause a loss of self-esteem, employment, independence and social interaction. Low vision patients experience emotions ranging from depression to despair and might even entertain thoughts about suicide. "And, while many useful assistive devices and adaptive techniques exist, patient and physician awareness of these possibilities is alarmingly low," says Peli.

Peli and colleagues from the New England Research Institute joined forces with the National Eye Institute to develop a contrast-enhanced video called "Hope in Sight: Living with Macular Degeneration.
'"/>

Contact: Patti Jacobs
pjacobs12@comcast.net
617-864-2712
Schepens Eye Research Institute
20-Mar-2007


Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. Educational expenses for residents equals significant amount of salary
2. 2nd ESMO Scientific & Educational Conference (ESEC)
3. Baby DVDs, videos may hinder, not help, infants language development
4. Surgeons with video game skill appear to perform better in simulated surgery skills course
5. Mayo Clinic shows adding activity to video games fights obesity
6. Modified home video game shows promise for stroke rehabilitation
7. Rutgers College of Nursing Professor premieres video to reduce HIV risk
8. Mature-rated video games often include content not specified on warning labels
9. M-rated video games contain unlabeled violence, sexual themes, substances, and profanity
10. Kids at risk of TV / videogame seizures - Experts release new recommendations on reducing risk
11. Patients learn more facts from videos but need contact with doctor to soothe their anxiety

Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:9/11/2019)... BURLINGTON, Mass. (PRWEB) , ... September 11, 2019 , ... ... it is sponsoring the registration table at the annual St. Jude Walk/Run Boston. To ... to bring thousands of participants to raise a goal of $650,000 for St. ...
(Date:9/9/2019)... (PRWEB) , ... September 09, 2019 , ... ... and Haines Advanced Dentistry in Cornelius, NC, now welcome individuals with tooth loss ... dentists frequently work with patients who have single or multiple missing teeth and ...
(Date:9/9/2019)... ... September 09, 2019 , ... Cardinal Park Family Dental ... decades and counting. The practice offers family dentistry , laser gum disease treatment, ... year marks the 20th year that Cardinal Park Family Dental Care has provided state-of-the-art, ...
(Date:9/9/2019)... (PRWEB) , ... September 09, 2019 , ... ... unanimously to adopt an organization-wide policy focusing on a diabetes-language movement (#LanguageMatters) to ... that is neutral and non-judgmental, free from stigma, respectful and inclusive, empowering, and ...
(Date:9/8/2019)... ... ... Stetson University ranks No. 5 on U.S. News & World ... addition, Stetson appears on five additional lists in the same category: Best Undergraduate Teaching, ... Diversity, No. 34; and a new list this year, Top Performers on Social Mobility, ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:9/11/2019)... ... 11, 2019 , ... LifePod® Solutions Inc., the ... LifePod’s voice-first service for rollout to an initial 100 HomeThrive customers. With over ... 50, demand has steadily increased for solutions that both enable loved ones to ...
(Date:9/11/2019)... ... September 11, 2019 , ... Genedata, the leading ... globally operating Finnish pharmaceutical company, has licensed Genedata Biologics® to support their R&D ... , “As part of our strategy to expand our biopharmaceutical R&D operations, ...
(Date:9/11/2019)... ... September 11, 2019 , ... Alain Gazaui, ... of medical spa treatment approvals, will be speaking on emerging markets and telehealth ... October 2-4, 2019 in Silicon Valley. , Gazaui brings an extensive history in ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:
Cached News: