USH2USHer syndrome type II
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The present study examined the ToM of two groups of adults with deafblindness (one with USH2 and another with AS) and compared these groups with individuals with typical hearing and vision.
Data concerning participants' hearing and vision were obtained from records in the database on USH2 and from assessments of individuals with AS.
The USH2 group was composed of 13 individuals (4 females) aged 21-60 years (M = 38.8, SD = 12.7 years).
Almishaal et al., "The roles of USH1 proteins and PDZ domain-containing USH proteins in USH2 complex integrity in cochlear hair cells," Human Molecular Genetics, vol.
To the best of our knowledge, there is only one report (Wahlqvist et al., 2013) focusing on health-related problems among persons with USH2 in which it was demonstrated that they had significantly poorer psychological and physical health compared to the general population in Sweden.
The aim of this study was to explore the relationship between working and disability pension groups and physical and psychological health in persons with USH2.
At the time of the study, the Swedish Usher database comprised approximately 84 persons (aged 18 to 65 years) with USH2. The database contains data on hearing, vision, balance, and genetics (C.
(2006) investigated the long-term visual prognosis for persons with USH1 and USH2 and found that progression was faster among men than among women.
The individuals with USH2 were recruited through the Swedish Usher database, which comprised 122 adults with USH2 living in Sweden.