Two color vision tests were used to evaluate the effect of aging and diabetes on color discrimination. The subjects were young non-diabetic (age 20-35), older non-diabetic (age 60+) and older Type II diabetic (age 60+). In the first test the subject was presented with pairs of medication capsules and asked if they were the same or different. The older diabetic group made the most errors and the young subjects made the least. The second test was the FM 100-hue color discrimination test. Again the older diabetic group made the most errors and the young subjects the least. The Pearson's correlation coefficient between the two tests was 0.63 (p < 0.01).
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||9|
|Journal||Journal of Geriatric Drug Therapy|
|State||Published - 1989|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Geriatrics and Gerontology
- Pharmacology (medical)