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dc.contributor.authorWeaver, Travers
dc.contributor.authorBeaumont, P.E.
dc.date.accessioned2019-03-25T23:30:35Z
dc.date.available2019-03-25T23:30:35Z
dc.date.issued2015
dc.identifier.issn1423-0267
dc.identifier.doi10.1159/000366456
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/141109
dc.description.abstractBackground/Aims: The Age-Related Eye Disease Study (AREDS) showed that supplementation with their formula led to a significant decrease in progression of age-related macular degeneration (AMD). This study aims to assess the effect of different education protocols on concordance with the trial recommendations in two retinal clinics. Methods: A prospective controlled survey of concordance with the AREDS recommendations in two retinal clinics was administered to 330 patients with AREDS category 3 or 4 AMD. The results were evaluated to assess the effect of differing levels of patient education. In clinic 1, there was a formal policy of giving the patient both verbal and written instructions and verbal repetition of these instructions from each staff member on each patient visit; in clinic 2, there was no specific education policy. Results: Clinic 1 had a concordance rate of 81.6% and clinic 2 of 44.1%. There were no significant differences in the patient demographics between the two clinics. Conclusion: A high concordance rate can be achieved in clinical practice with rigorous patient education that includes a policy of having continual repetition of instructions.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.languageenglish
dc.publisherS. Karger AG
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom61
dc.relation.ispartofpageto65
dc.relation.ispartofissue2
dc.relation.ispartofjournalOphthalmologica
dc.relation.ispartofvolume233
dc.subject.fieldofresearchOphthalmology and Optometry not elsewhere classified
dc.subject.fieldofresearchOpthalmology and Optometry
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode111399
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1113
dc.titleThe Effect of Intensive Education on Concordance with the Age-Related Eye Disease Study (AREDS) Recommendations in a Tertiary Referral Practice
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articles
gro.facultyGriffith Health, School of Medicine
gro.hasfulltextNo Full Text
gro.griffith.authorWeaver, Travers RE.


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