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Type: Artigo de periódico
Title: Use Of Optical Aids By Visually Impaired Students: Social And Cultural Factors.
Author: Monteiro, Gelse Beatriz Martins
Temporini, Edméa Rita
de Carvalho, Keila Monteiro
Abstract: To identify conceptions, social and cultural factors regarding the use of optical aids by visually impaired students and to present information to health and educational professionals. Qualitative research using spontaneous theater (interactive theater modality based on improvisation) as research instrument. To analyze data, an adapted form of the collective subject discourse technique - procedures for organization of verbal data - was applied. Scenes, gestures, expressions, silences and behaviors were added to the original proposal. The study population included all visually impaired students from elementary public schools, aged 10 to 14 years who attended a resource room in a São Paulo state city. The students were examined at a university low vision service. Little knowledge about the impairment and difficult adaptation to use of optical aids were identified. The students' behavior showed denial of own problems, discomfort on public use of aids and lack of participation in own health decisions. Analysis through spontaneous theater session allows the professional to gather information which is not possible to acquire in the health assistance atmosphere. Needs, difficulties and barriers the users found before the prescribed treatment were identified.
Subject: Adolescent
Cultural Characteristics
Denial (psychology)
Disabled Children
Qualitative Research
Socioeconomic Factors
Visually Impaired Persons
Citation: Arquivos Brasileiros De Oftalmologia. v. 69, n. 4, p. 503-7
Rights: aberto
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