[community] FW: Request for Research Participants

Foster, Julia Julia.Foster at kingstonhsc.ca
Tue Oct 5 19:09:53 UTC 2021

Hi all,

See below and attached for a call for participants I received from a colleague/collaborator for a research project on coping strategies used by older adults with age-related vision loss. Feel free to share with your networks. Zakara, the co-investigator is CC'ed in case you have any questions.
Thanks and have a good day,
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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My name is Zakara Stampp. I am a Masters student in the Health & Rehabilitation Sciences program at Western University. I am conducting a research study, along with my supervisor, Dr. Colleen McGrath. This study will examine how older adults with age-related vision loss cope with vision loss in ways that support their engagement in meaningful activities. I am reaching out to see if the Occupational Therapy and Vision Rehabilitation Network would be willing to share information about my study to its members for possible participation in this research. The population I am hoping to reach fits the demographic of some of your members.

The ideal candidate for the study must be 60 years of age or older, self-identify as having age-related vision loss (which includes macular degeneration, glaucoma, and/or diabetic retinopathy), have had their diagnosis for at least 1 year, be comfortable participating in sessions in English or French, and be willing to share their story about the coping mechanisms used to maintain engagement in meaningful activity since their vision loss diagnosis.

If you have further questions or would like to set up a meeting with me to discuss the study in more detail, please do not hesitate to reach out via email. Thank you for taking the time to consider this request!

Looking forward to talking soon,
Zakara Stampp
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