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Type: Journal article
Title: Visual impairment following acquired brain injury: A survey of occupational therapy practice in New Zealand
Author: Butler, M.
Hollestelle, E.
Citation: New Zealand Journal of Occupational Therapy, 2017; 64(2):32-38
Publisher: New Zealand Assoc. of Occupational Therapists Inc
Issue Date: 2017
ISSN: 1171-0462
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Mary Butler and Evelien Hollestelle
Abstract: This descriptive qualitative research survey was undertaken to explore the role of occupational therapists who work with people with visual impairment resulting from acquired brain injury in New Zealand. Twenty two practising clinicians completed a specially designed survey over a three week period. Data was analysed descriptively. The findings reveal that occupational therapists do a significant amount of skilled assessment and intervention work with this group. This indicates that there is a key role for occupational therapists working in the field of neurological vision impairment. Furthermore, there is a need for postgraduate education in this field.
Keywords: Neurological vision impairment; neglect; hemianopia
Rights: © New Zealand Association of Occupational Therapists, 2017
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