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Simulated Visual Impairment Leads to Cognitive Slowing in Older Adults

Wood, Joanne; Chaparro, Alex; Anstey, Kaarin; Lacherez, Philippe; Chidgey, Aaron; Eisemann, Jared; Gaynor, Alison; La, Peter

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Purpose.: To investigate the impact of different levels of simulated visual impairment on the cognitive test performance of older adults and to compare this with previous findings in younger adults. Methods.: Cognitive performance was assessed in 30 visually normal, community-dwelling older adults (mean = 70.2 ± 3.9 years). Four standard cognitive tests were used including the Digit Symbol Substitution Test, Trail Making Tests A and B, and the Stroop Color Word Test under three visual...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2010
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/19509
Source: Optometry and Vision Science
DOI: 10.1097/OPX.0b013e3181fe64d7

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