Studying Attitude to own Disability in Blind and Visually Impaired Young People Using the Technique "Cinquain"



The article discusses the attitude of people with visual impairments to the limited capabilities of their health. We prove the necessity of search of new diagnostic tools for the detection of subjective perception of limitations associated with the disease in young visually impaired people. We describe the "Cinquain" technique and its use as a psycho-diagnostic tools. We provide the results of the study on the basis of which it is concluded that "Cinquain" may be used as a projective psychodiagnostic method to work with people who have vision problems. This technique is appropriate to be used to identify major psychological problems associated with the perception of own disability. This article will be useful for managers and specialists of organizations and agencies involved in the rehabilitation of the visually impaired, as well as all those who are interested in current problems and psychological rehabilitation of persons with disabilities.

General Information

Keywords: disability; health-related quality of life; visual impairment; disabilities; psychological rehabilitation; cinquain; blindness

Journal rubric: Clinical and Special Psychology

Article type: scientific article


For citation: Shcherbakova A.M., Baskakova Y.V. Studying Attitude to own Disability in Blind and Visually Impaired Young People Using the Technique "Cinquain" [Elektronnyi resurs]. Psikhologicheskaya nauka i obrazovanie [Psychological Science and Education], 2014. Vol. 6, no. 3, pp. 208–226. DOI: 10.17759/psyedu.2014060321. (In Russ., аbstr. in Engl.)


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Information About the Authors

Anna M. Shcherbakova, PhD in Education, Senior Researcher, Leading Researcher, Professor, Chair of Special Psychology and Rehabilitation, Department of Clinical and Special Psychology, Moscow State Univerity of Psychology and Education, Moscow, Russia, ORCID:, e-mail:

Y. V. Baskakova, Post-graduate Student of the Faculty of Clinical and Special Psychology, Moscow City Psychological Pedagogical University, Moscow, Russia, e-mail:



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