Feasibility and Clinician Perspectives of the Visual Symptoms and Signs Screen: A Multisite Pilot Study

Pamela S. Roberts, Jeffrey Wertheimer, Debra Ouellette, Kimberly Hreha, Kelsey Watters, Jaimee Fielder, Min Jeong P. Graf, Kathleen M. Weden, John Ross Rizzo

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Abstract

Background: The Visual Symptoms and Signs Screen (V-SASS) is a tool to identify vision deficits and facilitate referrals to vision specialists. The study objectives were to determine feasibility and clinician perspectives of the V-SASS. Methods: Prospective, multisite study with 141 new-onset stroke participants. After V-SASS administration, feasibility and predictive success were assessed. Results: The V-SASS identified vision symptoms and signs with high feasibility (>75%). Of those who screened positive, 93.1% had deficits in visual function or functional vision. Conclusions: The V-SASS was found to be feasible in multiple settings and accurately identify vision deficits and appropriately trigger vision referrals.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)69-76
Number of pages8
JournalTopics in Geriatric Rehabilitation
Volume40
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2024

Keywords

  • assessment
  • screen
  • stroke
  • vision

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physical Therapy, Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation
  • Rehabilitation
  • Geriatrics and Gerontology

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