Improving Function in Age-Related Macular Degeneration: A Randomized Clinical Trial – Corrected Proof

Purpose: To compare the efficacy of problem-solving therapy (PST) with supportive therapy (ST) to improve targeted vision function (TVF) in age-related macular degeneration (AMD).Design: Single-masked, attention-controlled, randomized clinical trial with outcome assessments at 3 months (main trial endpoint) and 6 months (maintenance effects).Participants: Patients with AMD (n = 241) attending retina practices.Interventions: Whereas PST uses a structured problem-solving approach to reduce vision-related task difficulty, ST is a standardized attention-control treatment.Main Outcome Measures: We assessed TVF, the 25-item National Eye Institute Vision Function Questionnaire plus Supplement (NEI VFQ), the Activities Inventory (AI), and vision-related quality of life (QoL).Results: There were no between-group differences (Read more...)

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