Poster Session
Issue Date: August 01, 2019
Published Online: November 15, 2019
Updated: November 26, 2019
Synthetic Estimation: A Novel Approach to Understanding Need Among Adults With Visual Impairment (VI)
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • Boston University, Boston, MA, USA
Article Information
Vision / Basic Research
Poster Session   |   August 01, 2019
Synthetic Estimation: A Novel Approach to Understanding Need Among Adults With Visual Impairment (VI)
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, August 2019, Vol. 73, 7311505073. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2019.73S1-PO1012
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, August 2019, Vol. 73, 7311505073. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2019.73S1-PO1012
Abstract

Date Presented 04/04/19

This study aimed to use a novel data-collection method to characterize the existing low-vision service delivery system and calculate the prevalence rate of VI within Massachusetts. Existing services were identified and mapped. Synthetic estimation was used to make estimates of the prevalence of VI of the 351 towns in Massachusetts, using national estimates of VI and town-level census data. Data were then used to identify gaps and prioritize need and could be applied to other states with other populations.

Primary Author and Speaker: Jennifer Kaldenberg