Table 1

Key features of the interventions

Usual careUsual care+vision self-management programme

One-to-one case management model

Initial interview in client's home by service coordinator to discuss service needs and to jointly develop service plan

Visual assessment at low-vision clinic by optometrists and orthoptists; prescription of low-vision aids; aids provided on a trial basis.

Referral to internal (occupational therapy, orthopty, social work, orientation and mobility training, low-vision technology) and external service providers

‘Usual care,’ plus self-management:

Based on local qualitative study,9 included self-management, self-efficacy and group model of service delivery theories and principles

8-week (24 h) structured programme of welcome and warm-up exercises, revision of homework, learning sessions (including learning and practice activities) and homework assignments

Delivered in a group environment with six to 10 participants, and led by an occupational therapist and a social worker