1. Smith, Theresa M. PhD, OTR, CLVT


Background: Goal setting is done in collaboration with the patient, but patient-identified (PID) goals are not always addressed. The purpose of this study was to determine reasons PID goals are not set in low-vision rehabilitation and for which tasks.


Methods: Occupational therapists completed an individualized survey to determine from 15 probable reasons why they did not set a PID for specific tasks.


Results and Conclusion: PID goals were not set for 3 activities of daily living, 13 instrumental activities of daily living, 4 social participation, and 10 leisure tasks. Further research is needed to understand how prioritization of PID goals differs between therapists and patients.