Dual sensory loss: development of a dual sensory loss protocol and design of a randomized controlled trial

  title={Dual sensory loss: development of a dual sensory loss protocol and design of a randomized controlled trial},
  author={Hilde L. Vreeken and Ger Hmb van Rens and Sophia E. Kramer and Dirk L. Knol and Joost M. Festen and Ruth M. A. van Nispen},
  journal={BMC Geriatrics},
  pages={84 - 84}
BackgroundDual sensory loss (DSL) has a negative impact on health and wellbeing and its prevalence is expected to increase due to demographic aging. However, specialized care or rehabilitation programs for DSL are scarce. Until now, low vision rehabilitation does not sufficiently target concurrent impairments in vision and hearing. This study aims to 1) develop a DSL protocol (for occupational therapists working in low vision rehabilitation) which focuses on optimal use of the senses and… 
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