Optimizing Functionality of Clients with Age-related Macular Degeneration
Activities of Daily Living, Age Factors, Cost of Illness, Disease Progression, Health Promotion/methods, Humans, Information Services, Internet, Macular Degeneration/physiopathology, Macular Degeneration/psychology, Macular Degeneration/rehabilitation, Nurse's Role, Nursing Assessment, Patient Education as Topic, Photochemotherapy, Quality of Life, Rehabilitation Nursing/methods, Risk Factors, Self-Help Devices
Age-related macular degeneration (ARMD) is a major cause of severe vision loss and blindness among older people. This condition is progressive, incurable, and significantly compromises central vision. Rehabilitation nurses have a pivotal role in the assessment and management of clients with ARMD. An understanding of incidence and pathophysiology of ARMD, as well as health promotion and a new treatment for ARMD can help rehabilitation nurses design interventions to help clients maintain an acceptable quality of life despite declining vision.
McGrory, Arlene and Remington, Ruth. "Optimizing Functionality of Clients with Age-related Macular Degeneration." Rehabilitation Nursing 29, no. 3 (2004): 90-94. Accessed at https://digitalcommons.framingham.edu/nurs_facpub/22