Tanya Leigh Packer

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BACKGROUND/AIMS Ageing of the population will result in unprecedented numbers of older adults living with age-related vision loss (ARVL). Self-management models improve health outcomes and reduce healthcare costs; however, the principles have rarely been applied in low vision services. METHODS A two-armed randomised controlled trial of older adults (n=77)(More)
OBJECTIVE To review the effectiveness of education programs to improve emotional status, daily living and self-efficacy in adults older than 60 years with age-related macular degeneration (AMD). METHOD Electronic searches of three databases and manual searches of references lists located randomised controlled trials (RCTs) and quasi-experimental studies.(More)
AIMS To develop the Activity Card Sort (ACS)--Australia as a tool to measure participation in activities of daily living for older adults. METHODS Secondary data analysis of activity diaries of older Australians in Brisbane and Adelaide were utilised for item generation. Survey of older adults and cluster analysis was used for item selection and(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess the effects of preclinic group education sessions and system redesign on tertiary pain medicine units and patient outcomes. DESIGN Prospective cohort study. SETTING Two public hospital multidisciplinary pain medicine units. PATIENTS People with persistent pain. INTERVENTIONS A system redesign from a "traditional" model (initial(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate the impact of generic and diabetes-specific self-management programs offered in a real world context. METHODS A quasi-experimental design with 12-week follow-up compared Living with a Chronic Condition and Living with Diabetes. Self-report data collected included: Self-management Knowledge and Skills; Health Related Quality of(More)
PURPOSE To gather the opinions of potential wheeled mobility device users at an early stage in the design process to ensure the development of technology which would meet their functional needs. METHOD Eight women with bilateral lower extremity disabilities living in Gujarat state, India, participated in this study. The women were introduced to a working(More)
Estimates of the percentage of patients with postpolio syndrome, chronic fatigue syndrome, and multiple sclerosis who experience fatigue range from approximately 75% to 100%. In this study we describe the severity of fatigue and its impact on subjects with these three diagnoses. The Fatigue Severity Scale, the Human Activity Profile, and the Nottingham(More)
OBJECTIVES This study explored the psychometric properties of the Australian version of the Activity Card Sort (ACS-Aus), a recently developed measure of activity participation for use with older adults. Concurrent, convergent construct, and discriminative construct validity were examined. METHODS The study included 93 Australian adults aged 60-95 years.(More)
BACKGROUND Citizenship participation by young adults has reciprocal benefits both for the individual and for society. This paper provides an insight into the ways young people with cerebral palsy (CP) perceive their citizenship experiences, and also examines factors which may influence citizenship participation for this group. METHOD Qualitative(More)
PURPOSE To explore and describe the complex issues and factors related to participation in tourism as perceived by people with disabilities in Hong Kong. METHOD Naturalistic inquiry using key informant interviews and focus groups with 86 people with disabilities. Interviews were transcribed, translated and coded to develop themes and relationships.(More)