Monica Perlmutter

Associate Professor of Occupational Therapy, Associate Professor of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences

    • 248 Citations
    1989 …2017

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    Research interests

    Research interests relate to measurement of the occupational performance of older adults, impact of vision on occupational performance and role of lighting in daily activities of older adults with and without vision loss. Data collection for a 3 year study examining the impact of glaucoma on daily activities and quality of life has just been completed. The next project will examine the efficacy of home lighting intervention designed for older adults. Clinical work is directed toward older adults with low vision. A person-environment-occupation framework, along with a client-centered, collaborative approach is used to guide assessment and intervention. Specific strategies include teaching individuals to use remaining vision efficiently, adaptive strategies to increase independence in self care, home management, work, leisure and community mobility, and optical devices during daily activities. Clients are also provided with recommendations to optimize lighting and improve the safety and accessibility of their home.

    Areas of Clinical Interest

    Low vision due to age related and neurological conditions, self management

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    Research Output

    • 248 Citations
    • 8 Article
    • 1 Comment/debate

    Living life with vision loss: A community-based self-management program for people with low vision

    Perlmutter, M. S. & Hussey, G., May 2017, In : OT Practice. 2017-May, p. 24-26 3 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalComment/debate

    Equating Visual Function Scales to Facilitate Reporting of Medicare Functional G-Code Severity/Complexity Modifiers for Low-Vision Patients

    Chan, T. L., Perlmutter, M. S., Andrews, M., Sunness, J. S., Goldstein, J. E. & Massof, R. W., Oct 2015, In : Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. 96, 10, p. 1859-1865 7 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 1 Scopus citations

    Factors affecting readiness for low vision interventions in older adults

    Mohler, A. J., Neufeld, P. & Perlmutter, M. S., Jul 1 2015, In : American Journal of Occupational Therapy. 69, 4, 6904270020.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 6 Scopus citations

    Differences in vision between clinic and home and the effect of lighting in older adults with and without glaucoma

    Bhorade, A. M., Perlmutter, M. S., Wilson, B., Kambarian, J., Chang, S., Pekmezci, M. & Gordon, M., Dec 1 2013, In : JAMA Ophthalmology. 131, 12, p. 1554-1562 9 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
  • 18 Scopus citations

    Home lighting assessment for clients with low vision

    Perlmutter, M. S., Bhorade, A., Gordon, M., Hollingsworth, H., Engsberg, J. E. & Baum, M. C., Nov 2013, In : American Journal of Occupational Therapy. 67, 6, p. 674-682 9 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
  • 13 Scopus citations