Walter Wittich, PhD - Publications

Affiliations: 
2000-2006 Psychology Concordia University (Canada), Montreal, Canada 
 2006-2010 Integrated Program in Neuroscience McGill University, Montreal, QC, Canada 
 2010-2012 Centre de recherche institut universitaire de gériatrie de Montréal Université de Montréal, Montréal, Canada 
 2012-2015 Research MAB-Mackay Rehabilitation Centre 
 2015- Optometry Université de Montréal, Montréal, Canada 
Area:
low vision, rehabilitation, deafblindness, dual sensory loss, Hard-of-Hearing, blindness, deafness
Website:
http://www.opto.umontreal.ca/wittichlab/en/index.html

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2021 Hämäläinen A, Pichora-Fuller MK, Wittich W, Phillips NA, Mick P. Self-report Measures of Hearing and Vision in Older Adults Participating in the Canadian Longitudinal Study of Aging are Explained by Behavioral Sensory Measures, Demographic, and Social Factors. Ear and Hearing. PMID 33741763 DOI: 10.1097/AUD.0000000000000992  1
2021 Wittich W, Pichora-Fuller MK, Johnson A, Joubert S, Kehayia E, Bachir V, Aubin G, Jaiswal A, Phillips N. Effect of Reading Rehabilitation for Age-Related Macular Degeneration on Cognitive Functioning: Protocol for a Nonrandomized Pre-Post Intervention Study. Jmir Research Protocols. 10: e19931. PMID 33704074 DOI: 10.2196/19931  1
2021 Morrice E, Murphy C, Soldano V, Addona C, Wittich W, Johnson AP. Assessing optimal colour and illumination to facilitate reading. Ophthalmic & Physiological Optics : the Journal of the British College of Ophthalmic Opticians (Optometrists). PMID 33533095 DOI: 10.1111/opo.12785  1
2021 Wittich W, Granberg S, Wahlqvist M, Pichora-Fuller MK, Mäki-Torkko E. Device abandonment in deafblindness: a scoping review of the intersection of functionality and usability through the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health lens. Bmj Open. 11: e044873. PMID 33495263 DOI: 10.1136/bmjopen-2020-044873  1
2021 Omana H, Madou E, Divine A, Wittich W, Hill KD, Johnson AM, Holmes JD, Hunter SW. The differential effect of first time single-point cane use between healthy young and older adults. Pm & R : the Journal of Injury, Function, and Rehabilitation. PMID 33492743 DOI: 10.1002/pmrj.12559  1
2020 Mamali FC, Lehane CM, Wittich W, Martiniello N, Dammeyer J. What couples say about living and coping with sensory loss: a qualitative analysis of open-ended survey responses. Disability and Rehabilitation. 1-22. PMID 33272065 DOI: 10.1080/09638288.2020.1850889  1
2020 Martiniello N, Wittich W. The association between tactile, motor and cognitive capacities and braille reading performance: a scoping review of primary evidence to advance research on braille and aging. Disability and Rehabilitation. 1-15. PMID 33147427 DOI: 10.1080/09638288.2020.1839972  1
2020 Murphy KJ, Swaminathan S, Howard E, Altschuler A, Rogan J, Beauchet O, Dupuis K, Galea LAM, Hogan D, Lingum N, Rowe G, Tsotsos L, Szczepura A, Wittich W, Xie F, et al. Accessible Virtual Arts Recreation for Wellbeing Promotion in Long-Term Care Residents. Journal of Applied Gerontology : the Official Journal of the Southern Gerontological Society. 733464820967195. PMID 33100108 DOI: 10.1177/0733464820967195  1
2020 Martiniello N, Haririsanati L, Wittich W. Enablers and barriers encountered by working-age and older adults with vision impairment who pursue braille training. Disability and Rehabilitation. 1-16. PMID 33053313 DOI: 10.1080/09638288.2020.1833253  1
2020 Urqueta Alfaro A, Guthrie DM, McGraw C, Wittich W. Older adults with dual sensory loss in rehabilitation show high functioning and may fare better than those with single sensory loss. Plos One. 15: e0237152. PMID 32745118 DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0237152  1
2020 Morrice E, Hughes J, Stark Z, Wittich W, Johnson A. Validation of the International Reading Speed Texts in a Canadian Sample. Optometry and Vision Science : Official Publication of the American Academy of Optometry. 97: 509-517. PMID 32697558 DOI: 10.1097/OPX.0000000000001538  1
2020 Mick PT, Hämäläinen A, Kolisang L, Pichora-Fuller MK, Phillips N, Guthrie D, Wittich W. The Prevalence of Hearing, Vision, and Dual Sensory Loss in Older Canadians: An Analysis of Data from the Canadian Longitudinal Study on Aging. Canadian Journal On Aging = La Revue Canadienne Du Vieillissement. 1-22. PMID 32546290 DOI: 10.1017/S0714980820000070  1
2020 Phillips NA, Andrews M, Chertkow H, Pichora-Fuller MK, Rockwood K, Wittich W. Clinical judgement is paramount when performing cognitive screening during COVID-19. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society. PMID 32396983 DOI: 10.1111/jgs.16559  1
2020 Hunter SW, Divine A, Madou E, Omana H, Hill KD, Johnson AM, Holmes JD, Wittich W. Executive function as a mediating factor between visual acuity and postural stability in cognitively healthy adults and adults with Alzheimer's dementia. Archives of Gerontology and Geriatrics. 89: 104078. PMID 32388070 DOI: 10.1016/j.archger.2020.104078  1
2020 Henry R, Duquette J, Wittich W. Comparison of Two Lighting Assessment Methods when Reading with Low Vision. Optometry and Vision Science : Official Publication of the American Academy of Optometry. 97: 257-264. PMID 32304535 DOI: 10.1097/OPX.0000000000001499  1
2020 Phillips NA, Chertkow H, Pichora-Fuller MK, Wittich W. Special issues on using the MoCA for remote assessment during COVID-19 2. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society. PMID 32253754 DOI: 10.1111/jgs.16469  1
2020 Hunter SW, Meyer C, Divine A, Hill KD, Johnson A, Wittich W, Holmes J. The experiences of people with Alzheimer's dementia and their caregivers in acquiring and using a mobility aid: a qualitative study. Disability and Rehabilitation. 1-8. PMID 32233813 DOI: 10.1080/09638288.2020.1741700  1
2020 Hunter SW, Omana H, Madou E, Wittich W, Hill KD, Johnson AM, Divine A, Holmes JD. Effect of dual-tasking on walking and cognitive demands in adults with Alzheimer's dementia experienced in using a 4-wheeled walker. Gait & Posture. 77: 164-170. PMID 32044696 DOI: 10.1016/j.gaitpost.2020.01.024  1
2020 Williams N, Phillips NA, Wittich W, Campos JL, Mick P, Orange JB, Pichora-Fuller MK, Savundranayagam MY, Guthrie DM. Hearing and Cognitive Impairments Increase the Risk of Long-term Care Admissions. Innovation in Aging. 4: igz053. PMID 31911955 DOI: 10.1093/Geroni/Igz053  1
2019 Lorenzini MC, Hämäläinen AM, Wittich W. Factors related to the use of a head-mounted display for individuals with low vision. Disability and Rehabilitation. 1-15. PMID 31885285 DOI: 10.1080/09638288.2019.1704892  1
2019 Hämäläinen A, Phillips N, Wittich W, Pichora-Fuller MK, Mick P. Sensory-cognitive associations are only weakly mediated or moderated by social factors in the Canadian Longitudinal Study on Aging. Scientific Reports. 9: 19660. PMID 31873079 DOI: 10.1038/s41598-019-55696-5  1
2019 Martiniello N, Eisenbarth W, Lehane C, Johnson A, Wittich W. Exploring the use of smartphones and tablets among people with visual impairments: Are mainstream devices replacing the use of traditional visual aids? Assistive Technology : the Official Journal of Resna. 1-12. PMID 31697612 DOI: 10.1080/10400435.2019.1682084  1
2019 Urqueta Alfaro A, Guthrie DM, Phillips NA, Pichora-Fuller MK, Mick P, McGraw C, Wittich W. Detection of vision and /or hearing loss using the interRAI Community Health Assessment aligns well with common behavioral vision/hearing measurements. Plos One. 14: e0223123. PMID 31581243 DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0223123  1
2019 Lorenzini MC, Wittich W. Measuring changes in device use of a head-mounted low vision aid after personalised telerehabilitation: protocol for a feasibility study. Bmj Open. 9: e030149. PMID 31542748 DOI: 10.1136/bmjopen-2019-030149  1
2019 Lussier-Dalpé B, Houtekier C, Duquette J, Wanet-Defalque MC, Wittich W. The challenge of reading music notation for pianists with low vision: An exploratory qualitative study using a head-mounted display. Assistive Technology : the Official Journal of Resna. PMID 31509090 DOI: 10.1080/10400435.2019.1661315  1
2019 Wittich W, Jarry J, Höbler F, McGilton KS. Agreement on the use of sensory screening techniques by nurses for older adults with cognitive impairment in long-term care: a mixed-methods consensus approach. Bmj Open. 9: e027803. PMID 31501102 DOI: 10.1136/Bmjopen-2018-027803  1
2019 Fraser S, Beeman I, Southall K, Wittich W. Stereotyping as a barrier to the social participation of older adults with low vision: a qualitative focus group study. Bmj Open. 9: e029940. PMID 31481561 DOI: 10.1136/bmjopen-2019-029940  1
2019 Hunter SW, Divine A, Omana H, Wittich W, Hill KD, Johnson AM, Holmes JD. Effect of Learning to Use a Mobility Aid on Gait and Cognitive Demands in People with Mild to Moderate Alzheimer's Disease: Part II - 4-Wheeled Walker. Journal of Alzheimer's Disease : Jad. PMID 31127767 DOI: 10.3233/JAD-181170  1
2019 Hunter SW, Divine A, Omana H, Wittich W, Hill KD, Johnson AM, Holmes JD. Effect of Learning to Use a Mobility Aid on Gait and Cognitive Demands in People with Mild to Moderate Alzheimer's Disease: Part I - Cane. Journal of Alzheimer's Disease : Jad. PMID 31127766 DOI: 10.3233/JAD-181169  1
2019 Lorenzini MC, Wittich W. Factors related to the use of magnifying low vision aids: a scoping review. Disability and Rehabilitation. 1-13. PMID 31120308 DOI: 10.1080/09638288.2019.1593519  1
2019 Cantin S, Duquette J, Dutrisac F, Ponton L, Courchesne M, de Abreu Cybis W, Montisci K, Wittich W, Wanet-Defalque MC. Charles Bonnet syndrome: development and validation of a screening and multidimensional descriptive questionnaire. Canadian Journal of Ophthalmology. Journal Canadien D'Ophtalmologie. 54: 323-327. PMID 31109471 DOI: 10.1016/j.jcjo.2018.05.008  1
2019 St-Amour L, Jarry J, Wittich W. The Audibility of Low Vision Devices with Speech Output Used by Older Adults with Dual Sensory Impairment. Optometry and Vision Science : Official Publication of the American Academy of Optometry. 96: 345-353. PMID 31046017 DOI: 10.1097/OPX.0000000000001374  1
2019 Jaiswal A, Aldersey H, Wittich W, Mirza M, Finlayson M. Using the ICF to examine contextual factors that influence participation of people with deafblindness in India. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. PMID 30986411 DOI: 10.1016/J.Apmr.2019.03.010  1
2019 Campos JL, Höbler F, Bitton E, Labreche T, McGilton KS, Wittich W. Screening for Vision Impairments in Individuals with Dementia Living in Long-Term Care: A Scoping Review. Journal of Alzheimer's Disease : Jad. PMID 30909236 DOI: 10.3233/Jad-181129  1
2019 Fraser SA, Southall KE, Wittich W. Exploring Professionals' Experiences in the Rehabilitation of Older Clients with Dual-Sensory Impairment. Canadian Journal On Aging = La Revue Canadienne Du Vieillissement. 1-12. PMID 30838968 DOI: 10.1017/S0714980819000035  1
2019 Duquette J, Loiselle J, Fréchette C, Déry L, Senécal MJ, Wittich W, Wanet-Defalque MC. Reliability and validity of the Canadian-French ecological adaptation of the weighted version of the Melbourne low-vision ADL Index. Disability and Rehabilitation. 1-10. PMID 30714431 DOI: 10.1080/09638288.2018.1516813  1
2019 Jaiswal A, Aldersey HM, Wittich W, Mirza M, Finlayson M. Meaning and experiences of participation: a phenomenological study with persons with deafblindness in India. Disability and Rehabilitation. 1-13. PMID 30686125 DOI: 10.1080/09638288.2018.1564943  1
2018 Höbler F, Argueta-Warden X, Rodríguez-Monforte M, Escrig-Pinol A, Wittich W, McGilton KS. Exploring the sensory screening experiences of nurses working in long-term care homes with residents who have dementia: a qualitative study. Bmc Geriatrics. 18: 235. PMID 30286718 DOI: 10.1186/S12877-018-0917-X  1
2018 Jaiswal A, Aldersey H, Wittich W, Mirza M, Finlayson M. Participation experiences of people with deafblindness or dual sensory loss: A scoping review of global deafblind literature. Plos One. 13: e0203772. PMID 30212504 DOI: 10.1371/Journal.Pone.0203772  1
2018 Wittich W, Jarry J, Morrice E, Johnson A. Effectiveness of the Apple iPad as a Spot-reading Magnifier. Optometry and Vision Science : Official Publication of the American Academy of Optometry. PMID 30153239 DOI: 10.1097/OPX.0000000000001269  1
2018 Wittich W, St Amour L, Jarry J, Seiple W. Test-retest Variability of a Standardized Low Vision Lighting Assessment. Optometry and Vision Science : Official Publication of the American Academy of Optometry. PMID 30153238 DOI: 10.1097/OPX.0000000000001275  1
2018 Wittich W, Lorenzini MC, Markowitz SN, Tolentino M, Gartner SA, Goldstein JE, Dagnelie G. The Effect of a Head-mounted Low Vision Device on Visual Function. Optometry and Vision Science : Official Publication of the American Academy of Optometry. PMID 30153237 DOI: 10.1097/OPX.0000000000001262  1
2018 Quigley MG, Powell I, Wittich W. Increased Axial Length Corresponds to Decreased Retinal Light Dose: A Parsimonious Explanation for Decreasing AMD Risk in Myopia. Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science. 59: 3852-3857. PMID 30073359 DOI: 10.1167/iovs.17-23696  1
2018 Lehane CM, Nielsen T, Wittich W, Langer S, Dammeyer J. Couples coping with sensory loss: A dyadic study of the roles of self- and perceived partner acceptance. British Journal of Health Psychology. PMID 29602197 DOI: 10.1111/bjhp.12309  1
2018 Guthrie DM, Davidson JGS, Williams N, Campos J, Hunter K, Mick P, Orange JB, Pichora-Fuller MK, Phillips NA, Savundranayagam MY, Wittich W. Combined impairments in vision, hearing and cognition are associated with greater levels of functional and communication difficulties than cognitive impairment alone: Analysis of interRAI data for home care and long-term care recipients in Ontario. Plos One. 13: e0192971. PMID 29447253 DOI: 10.1371/Journal.Pone.0192971  1
2018 Wittich W, Höbler F, Jarry J, McGilton KS. Recommendations for successful sensory screening in older adults with dementia in long-term care: a qualitative environmental scan of Canadian specialists. Bmj Open. 8: e019451. PMID 29374673 DOI: 10.1136/Bmjopen-2017-019451  1
2018 Mick P, Parfyonov M, Wittich W, Phillips N, Kathleen Pichora-Fuller M. Associations between sensory loss and social networks, participation, support, and loneliness: Analysis of the Canadian Longitudinal Study on Aging. Canadian Family Physician Medecin De Famille Canadien. 64: e33-e41. PMID 29358266  1
2017 Southall K, Tuazon JR, Djokhdem AH, van den Heuvel EA, Wittich W, Jutai JW. Assessing the stigma content of urinary incontinence intervention outcome measures. Journal of Rehabilitation and Assistive Technologies Engineering. 4: 2055668317738943. PMID 31186943 DOI: 10.1177/2055668317738943  1
2017 Lehane CM, Dammeyer J, Wittich W. Intra- and interpersonal effects of coping on the psychological well-being of adults with sensory loss and their spouses. Disability and Rehabilitation. 1-12. PMID 29189088 DOI: 10.1080/09638288.2017.1410583  1
2017 Lehane CM, Hofsöe SM, Wittich W, Dammeyer J. Mental Health and Spouse Support Among Older Couples Living With Sensory Loss. Journal of Aging and Health. 898264317713135. PMID 28613091 DOI: 10.1177/0898264317713135  1
2017 Johnson AP, Woods-Fry H, Wittich W. Effects of Magnification on Emotion Perception in Patients With Age-Related Macular Degeneration. Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science. 58: 2520-2526. PMID 28492869 DOI: 10.1167/iovs.16-21349  1
2017 Bitton E, Courey C, Giancola P, Diaconu V, Wise J, Wittich W. Effects of LATISSE (bimatoprost 0.03 per cent topical solution) on the ocular surface. Clinical & Experimental Optometry. PMID 28122407 DOI: 10.1111/cxo.12507  1
2016 Kamga H, McCusker J, Yaffe M, Sewitch M, Sussman T, Strumpf E, Olivier S, Wittich W, Moghadaszadeh S, Freeman EE. Self-care tools to treat depressive symptoms in patients with age-related eye disease: a randomized controlled clinical trial. Clinical & Experimental Ophthalmology. PMID 27928888 DOI: 10.1111/Ceo.12890  1
2016 McGilton KS, Höbler F, Campos J, Dupuis K, Labreche T, Guthrie DM, Jarry J, Singh G, Wittich W. Hearing and vision screening tools for long-term care residents with dementia: protocol for a scoping review. Bmj Open. 6: e011945. PMID 27466242 DOI: 10.1136/Bmjopen-2016-011945  1
2016 Wittich W, Nadon C. The Purdue Pegboard test: normative data for older adults with low vision. Disability and Rehabilitation. Assistive Technology. 1-8. PMID 26746872 DOI: 10.3109/17483107.2015.1129459  0.01
2015 Wittich W, Barstow EA, Jarry J, Thomas A. Screening for sensory impairment in older adults: Training and practice of occupational therapists in Quebec: Formation et pratique des ergothérapeutes du Québec dans le dépistage des troubles sensoriels chez les personnes âgées. Canadian Journal of Occupational Therapy. Revue Canadienne D'Ergotherapie. 82: 283-293. PMID 26590228 DOI: 10.1177/0008417415573076  1
2015 Fraser SA, Kenyon V, Lagacé M, Wittich W, Southall KE. Stereotypes Associated With Age-related Conditions and Assistive Device Use in Canadian Media. The Gerontologist. PMID 26220417 DOI: 10.1093/geront/gnv094  1
2015 Wittich W, Southall K, Johnson A. Usability of assistive listening devices by older adults with low vision. Disability and Rehabilitation. Assistive Technology. 1-8. PMID 25945610 DOI: 10.3109/17483107.2015.1042076  1
2015 Fraser SA, Johnson AP, Wittich W, Overbury O. Critical success factors in awareness of and choice towards low vision rehabilitation. Ophthalmic & Physiological Optics : the Journal of the British College of Ophthalmic Opticians (Optometrists). 35: 81-9. PMID 25376530 DOI: 10.1111/opo.12169  1
2015 Demers M, Thomas A, Wittich W, McKinley P. Implementing a novel dance intervention in rehabilitation: perceived barriers and facilitators. Disability and Rehabilitation. 37: 1066-72. PMID 25163831 DOI: 10.3109/09638288.2014.955135  1
2014 Bitton E, Wittich W. Influence of eye position on the Schirmer tear test. Contact Lens & Anterior Eye : the Journal of the British Contact Lens Association. 37: 257-61. PMID 24361097 DOI: 10.1016/j.clae.2013.11.011  1
2013 Wittich W, Canuto A, Overbury O. Overcoming barriers to low-vision rehabilitation services: improving the continuum of care. Canadian Journal of Ophthalmology. Journal Canadien D'Ophtalmologie. 48: 463-7. PMID 24314404 DOI: 10.1016/j.jcjo.2013.05.013  1
2012 Wittich W, Watanabe DH, Gagné JP. Sensory and demographic characteristics of deafblindness rehabilitation clients in Montréal, Canada. Ophthalmic & Physiological Optics : the Journal of the British College of Ophthalmic Opticians (Optometrists). 32: 242-51. PMID 22348651 DOI: 10.1111/j.1475-1313.2012.00897.x  1
2011 Overbury O, Wittich W. Barriers to low vision rehabilitation: the Montreal Barriers Study. Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science. 52: 8933-8. PMID 21989722 DOI: 10.1167/iovs.11-8116  1
2011 Wittich W, Faubert J, Watanabe DH, Kapusta MA, Overbury O. Spatial judgments in patients with retinitis pigmentosa. Vision Research. 51: 165-73. PMID 21073889 DOI: 10.1016/j.visres.2010.11.003  1
2009 Mwilambwe A, Wittich W, Freeman EE. Disparities in awareness and use of low-vision rehabilitation. Canadian Journal of Ophthalmology. Journal Canadien D'Ophtalmologie. 44: 686-91. PMID 20029488 DOI: 10.3129/I09-179  1
2009 Dubuc S, Wittich W, Gomolin JE, Kapusta M, Overbury O. Beyond visual acuity: functional outcome and patient satisfaction following treatment for age-related macular degeneration. Canadian Journal of Ophthalmology. Journal Canadien D'Ophtalmologie. 44: 680-5. PMID 20029487 DOI: 10.3129/i09-163  1
2008 Wittich W, Southall K. Coping with extended facedown positioning after macular hole surgery: a qualitative diary analysis. Nursing Research. 57: 436-43. PMID 19018218 DOI: 10.1097/NNR.0b013e31818c3e8e  1
2008 Lugo JE, Doti R, Wittich W, Faubert J. Multisensory integration: central processing modifies peripheral systems. Psychological Science. 19: 989-97. PMID 19000209 DOI: 10.1111/j.1467-9280.2008.02190.x  1
2008 Quigley MG, Patel V, Dubé P, Wittich W, Harasymowycz P. Comparing optic nerve-head-size measurements by the heidelberg retina tomograph with fundus photography performed with a novel focusing technique. Journal of Glaucoma. 17: 480-3. PMID 18794684 DOI: 10.1097/IJG.0b013e31816224ec  1
2007 Wittich W, Overbury O, Kapusta MA, Watanabe DH. Hierarchical linear modeling of visual acuity change over time: rate of functional recovery after macular hole surgery. Optometry and Vision Science : Official Publication of the American Academy of Optometry. 84: 872-8. PMID 17873773 DOI: 10.1097/OPX.0b013e3181559c17  1
2007 Pierre A, Wittich W, Faubert J, Overbury O. Luminance contrast with clear and yellow-tinted intraocular lenses. Journal of Cataract and Refractive Surgery. 33: 1248-52. PMID 17586382 DOI: 10.1016/j.jcrs.2007.03.024  1
2006 Wittich W, Overbury O, Kapusta MA, Watanabe DH, Faubert J. Macular hole: perceptual filling-in across central scotomas. Vision Research. 46: 4064-70. PMID 16938330 DOI: 10.1016/j.visres.2006.07.005  1
2006 Wittich W, Overbury O, Kapusta MA, Watanabe DH. Differences between recognition and resolution acuity in patients undergoing macular hole surgery. Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science. 47: 3690-4. PMID 16877444 DOI: 10.1167/iovs.05-1307  1
2005 Wittich W, Overbury O, Kapusta MA, Faubert J. Visual function assessment and metamorphopsia after macular hole surgery. Ophthalmic & Physiological Optics : the Journal of the British College of Ophthalmic Opticians (Optometrists). 25: 534-42. PMID 16343129 DOI: 10.1111/j.1475-1313.2005.00330.x  1
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