Blindness and vision impairment

Jennifer E. Engen

Definitions The International Classification of Diseases 11 (2018) classifies vision impairment into two groups, distance and near presenting vision impairment. Distance vision impairment: Mild –visual acuity worse than 6/12 to 6/18 Moderate –visual acuity worse than 6/18 to 6/60 Severe –visual acuity worse than 6/60 to 3/60 Blindness –visual acuity […]

Disability and health

Jennifer E. Engen

Overview Disability refers to the interaction between individuals with a health condition (e.g., cerebral palsy, Down syndrome and depression) and personal and environmental factors (e.g., negative attitudes, inaccessible transportation and public buildings, and limited social supports). Over 1 billion people are estimated to experience disability. This corresponds to about 15% […]

Multicomponent intervention to prevent mobility disability in frail older adults: randomised controlled trial (SPRINTT project)

Jennifer E. Engen

Abstract Objective To determine whether a multicomponent intervention based on physical activity with technological support and nutritional counselling prevents mobility disability in older adults with physical frailty and sarcopenia. Design Evaluator blinded, randomised controlled trial. Setting 16 clinical sites across 11 European countries, January 2016 to 31 October 2019. Participants […]