Emotional well-being in people with sight loss: Lessons from the grey literature.

Nyman, S.R., Gosney, M.A. and Victor, C.R., 2010. Emotional well-being in people with sight loss: Lessons from the grey literature. British Journal of Visual Impairment, 28 (3), pp. 175-203.

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Official URL: http://jvi.sagepub.com/content/28/3/175.abstract

DOI: 10.1177/0264619610374171

Abstract

Literature that is not peer-reviewed and distributed through a publisher is known as ‘grey’. As it is used to inform policy and practice we reviewed the grey literature concerning emotional well-being in people with sight loss. We consulted and searched the websites of UK voluntary organizations, and scanned reference lists of previous reviews for reports available from 2001 to 2008. We summarized 24 studies in two sections: observations that assessed psychosocial well-being or demand for support services (n = 15); and evaluations of interventions that aimed to improve emotional well-being (n = 9). Observations showed that people with sight loss can report low emotional well-being, but their statistical and clinical significance requires testing. Interventions showed promise for counselling but also require further evaluation. We encourage service providers and researchers to collaborate and produce high quality research to more persuasively inform policy and practice.

Item Type:Article
ISSN:0264-6196
Uncontrolled Keywords: * emotion * grey literature * psychosocial * review * visual impairment * well-being
Subjects:Psychology
Group:School of Design, Engineering & Computing > Psychology Research Group
ID Code:18627
Deposited By:Dr S. R. Nyman
Deposited On:23 Oct 2011 19:05
Last Modified:07 Mar 2013 15:49

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