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Psychosocial aspects of vision loss

Alisa Krajnc (2013) Psychosocial aspects of vision loss. Diploma thesis.

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    Abstract

    This thesis examines psychosocial aspects of visual loss in adulthood. In the beginning, we have described acquired visual impairment in adulthood as well as their most common etiologies and sequelae. This is followed by the definition of adaptation of individuals with visual impairment, models of adaptation to a loss and factors that influence the adaptation of these individuals. Finally we have assessed the successfulness of adaptation of individuals with visual impairment. Findings, acquired with systematic review of literature, show that the adaptation of individuals with visual impairment encompasses more than mere adaptation to the loss of sight. How an individual will adapt to the newly arisen situation depends on several interconnected factors. Dealing with individuals with visual impairment, it is necessary to take into account the heterogeneity of this population and utilize individualized approach. Successfulness of the adaptation reflects the continuity and dynamicity of the process mentioned above. For this reason, it is important that they are afforded wholesome rehabilitation, based on cooperation of professionals from different fields.

    Item Type: Thesis (Diploma thesis)
    Keywords: individuals with visual impairment, acquired visual impairment in adulthood, adaptation of individuals with visual impairment, models of adaptation, internal and external factors, adaptive potential, social environment, heterogeneity, multidisciplinary approach
    Number of Pages: 32
    Language of Content: Slovenian
    Mentor / Comentors:
    Mentor / ComentorsIDFunction
    izr. prof. dr. Janez JermanMentor
    asist. dr. Ingrid Žolgar JerkovičComentor
    Link to COBISS: http://www.cobiss.si/scripts/cobiss?command=search&base=50126&select=(ID=9763145)
    Institution: University of Ljubljana
    Department: Faculty of Education
    Item ID: 1724
    Date Deposited: 20 Sep 2013 11:46
    Last Modified: 12 Nov 2015 16:54
    URI: http://pefprints.pef.uni-lj.si/id/eprint/1724

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