iPad Use Among Older Women with Low Vision: Follow-Up Focus Group Findings

Stacy Smallfield, Clare Emmert, Lea Fang, Jennifer Kaldenberg

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Technology can enable efficient, effective, and independent performance of daily occupations and enhance social and leisure participation. This paper describes the findings of a qualitative study exploring iPad use during daily activities among adults with low vision. Five women who previously participated in a group iPad intervention participated in the study. Thematic analysis revealed 5 main themes: integration of the iPad into daily routine, benefits and barriers of the iPad, psychosocial factors, preferences regarding iPad use, and group instruction in individual iPad use. Group instruction may be a viable intervention option in low vision rehabilitation to improve occupational participation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalOccupational Therapy in Health Care
StateAccepted/In press - 2020
Externally publishedYes


  • Activities of daily living
  • computer tablet
  • low vision
  • older adults
  • social participation
  • technology

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Occupational Therapy


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