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dc.contributor.authorWeaver, Travers
dc.contributor.authorBeaumont, P.E.
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.publisherS. Karger AG
dc.subject.fieldofresearchOphthalmology and Optometry not elsewhere classified
dc.subject.fieldofresearchOpthalmology and Optometry
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
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gro.griffith.authorWeaver, Travers RE.

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