Study - Testing the ‘Measure of Early Vision Use’ (MEVU) - Royal Institute for Deaf & Blind Children

Study – Testing the ‘Measure of Early Vision Use’ (MEVU)

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A boy using magnifier to see an object more clearly

What is the study about?

Researchers from Australian Catholic University are testing a new measure to describe how a child uses vision in everyday activities. This measure was initially developed for use with parents of children with cerebral palsy, and researchers are now looking at its usefulness with children with vision impairment.

Who would be eligible to take part?

Note: you may fit one, or both, groups:

  • parents and caregivers of children with vision impairment up to the age of 6 years (from birth to 5 years 11 months); and
  • parents and caregivers of children with cerebral palsy, or at high risk of developing CP, up to the age of 6 years. In this group we need parents and caregivers of children with good visual abilities and poor visual abilities, and everything in-between.

What is involved?

If families choose to participate, they will be asked to complete an online survey. There are some questions about them and their child, and the ‘Measure of Early Vision Use’ (MEVU) to complete. The MEVU consists of 14 questions and should not take more than 10 minutes to answer, however completion of the entire survey may take up to 40 minutes depending on how many sections completed.

How can I get involved?

For more information and to register visit the study website.

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