Brockport Professors Receive $4,538 for Study to Improve Quality of Life for Caregivers of Visually Impaired Adults

Pamela Beach, Afeez Hazzan, and Lauren Lieberman were awarded $4,538 through the New York State Commission for the Blind to improve the quality of life among family caregivers of older adults with visual impairments.

Pamela Beach, (Professor, Department of Kinesiology, Sport Studies and Physical Education), Afeez Hazzan (Assistant Professor, Department of Healthcare Studies), and Lauren Lieberman (Distinguished Service Professor, Department of Kinesiology, Sport Studies and Physical Education) were awarded $4,538 through the New York State Commission for the Blind (NYSCB) for their project titled: Implementation and evaluation of multimodal interventions for quality of life among family caregivers of older adults with visual impairments.

The purpose of the proposed study is to implement and evaluate evidence-based interventions that are targeted towards improving quality of life among family caregivers of older adults with visual impairments. The outcomes of interest that will be targeted are part of the proposed interventions and include: quality of life, health, stress, burden, problem-solving, and barriers among family caregivers, as well as their loved ones.

This research is important for the family caregivers and their loved one with visual impairments that will benefit from the proposed multimodal interventions. Furthermore, this project is particularly important during a pandemic since it could provide family caregivers and their loved ones with an avenue to reduce stress while also enhancing their quality of life.

The grant will be administered by The Research Foundation for SUNY at SUNY Brockport.

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