Accessible Fall Prevention Interventions for Older Adults With Low Vision

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Abstract

Objectives:

To assess fall prevention services and provide information on tailoring interventions for older adults with low vision.

Methods:

A phenomenological qualitative design was conducted using semistructured interviews of visually impaired older adults. Interviews were audio recorded and transcribed verbatim for analysis.

Results:

Despite frequent falls, participants received limited fall interventions. Participants described key elements of an accessible intervention including visually accessible handouts tailored for visually impaired persons, multiple delivery methods, and an accessible location.

Conclusions:

Participants affirmed a lack of fall prevention services and provided insight into how to design educational interventions for older adults with vision impairment.

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