TITLE

The Incidence of Scotopic Sensitivity Syndrome In Colorado Inmates

AUTHOR(S)
Whicard, Judith A.; Kastner, Ruthanne; Feller, Richard W.
PUB. DATE
September 2000
SOURCE
Journal of Correctional Education;Sep2000, Vol. 51 Issue 3, p294
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
This study examined the incidence of Scotopic Sensitivity Syndrome (SSS) in Colorado inmates participating in prison education. Six prisons, representing the spectrum of security levels and educational program delivery, participated in the study. A sample of 155 inmates was selected from these sites based on age, gender, ethnicity and attained education level to participate in SSS screening. All 155 subjects completed SSS prescreening; 72 subjects completed full screening. Of the 72 subjects, 11.1% had low levels of SSS; 18.1% moderate levels; and 79.8% high levels. When given remedial colored overlays, 55.6% of the subjects demonstrated considerable reading improvement; 33.3% improved moderately. This high incidence of inmate SSS is particularly significant when contrasted to the 12%-14% of the non-incarcerated population estimated with SSS.
ACCESSION #
11094741

 

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