[community] FW: Research on vision loss journey and use of services and supports

Foster, Julia Julia.Foster at kingstonhsc.ca
Thu Jul 2 18:33:44 UTC 2020


Hi everyone,

Please see below if you work with or know any Canadian older adults with vision loss who might want to share the experience of their vision loss-related healthcare journey. This is meant to be a starting point for resource development and/or other initiatives. Please feel free to share with your teams and others who might be interested. Thanks!
Thanks and have a good day,
Julia
Julia Foster, MScOT, OT Reg. (Ont.)
Occupational Therapist
KHSC Vision Rehabilitation Clinic<http://ophthalmology.queensu.ca/faculty/physicians/lvr>, in support of the
South East Ontario Vision Rehabilitation Service (SOVRS)
Department of Ophthalmology
Kingston Health Sciences Centre-Hotel Dieu Site
166 Brock Street, Kingston, ON K7L 5G2
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From: Ahsan Zaman [mailto:Ahsan.Zaman at cnib.ca]
Sent: July-02-20 11:24 AM
To: Foster, Julia
Cc: Dorothy Kessler
Subject: Research on vision loss journey and use of services and supports

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Dear KHSC Vision Rehabilitation Clinic,



I hope this email message finds you well.



We are writing to ask for your assistance in recruiting possible participants for a study we are completing.



The purpose of our overall research study is to explore how older adults with age-related vision loss, use formal (e.g., community services) and informal supports (e.g., family support, local carpool) to support their participation in desired activities. In this part of the study, we are looking for volunteers to take part in interviews to talk about their journey through the healthcare system and their experiences in using different services and supports and connecting with useful resources.



We are specifically recruiting older adults to participate in a 1 to 2 hour virtual interview based on their preferred option for communication (e.g., phone or video conference). They can involve a caregiver or support person if they wish.

This information will be used to guide service and resource development at the South East Ontario Vision Rehabilitation Service. We will also look to publish the research results and share the results with you and other organizations supporting older adults with vision loss.



Would you be willing to share this information with your staff and networks? We hope to finish interviewing participants by the end of July or early August 2020.



A word document poster is attached, and you can feel free to share the text of the poster in a more accessible format for your audience.



We also have included a short recruitment script for service providers to use to explain the study to their patients/clients.



Thank you for your consideration. If you have any additional questions, our research team is happy to discuss this further.



Sincerely



Ahsan Zaman, CNIB & Queen's University

Email: ahsan.zaman at cnib.ca<mailto:ahsan.zaman at cnib.ca>; Phone: 613-544-3400, ext. 2685


Ahsan Zaman
Public Health Consulting Specialist | CNIB
Master of Public Health '20 Candidate
Public Health Sciences | Queen's University



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