A quantitative analysis of diabetic retinopathy screening in a regional treatment centre.

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/559249
Title:
A quantitative analysis of diabetic retinopathy screening in a regional treatment centre.
Authors:
James, M; Heng, T H; Minasyan, D
Citation:
A quantitative analysis of diabetic retinopathy screening in a regional treatment centre., 107 (10):321-3 Ir Med J
Publisher:
Irish Medical Journal
Journal:
Irish medical journal
Issue Date:
Nov-2014
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/559249
PubMed ID:
25556258
Abstract:
The aim of the study was to assess the current diabetic retinopathy screening infrastructure and implications on workload for a designated treatment centre following roll-out of a national screening programme. A combination of chart analysis and patient questionnaire was undertaken over a 4-week period in 2011 at Cork University Hospital (CUH). Data were collected on 97 patients and categorized. as demographic, medical, and screening-related. The majority of patients (80; 82.5%} had either no retinopathy or background retinopathy only. One (1.0%) patient was deemed to be ungradable due to dense cataract, while 6 (6.2%) patients had non-diabetic ocular pathology requiring follow-up. Only 11% were screened through retinal photography. In all, 74 (76.3%) patients were deemed suitable for community rather than hospital screening. Digital retinal photography is an underused screening resource Significant numbers of patients could be discharged from hospital-based to community screening to offset the increased workload expected from the national screening programme.
Item Type:
Article
Language:
en
Keywords:
DIABETES MELLITUS; BLINDNESS; SCREENING
MeSH:
Adult; Aged; Diabetes Mellitus; Diabetic Retinopathy; Female; Humans; Male; Mass Screening; Middle Aged; Questionnaires; Young Adult
ISSN:
0332-3102

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorJames, Men
dc.contributor.authorHeng, T Hen
dc.contributor.authorMinasyan, Den
dc.date.accessioned2015-07-08T14:18:02Zen
dc.date.available2015-07-08T14:18:02Zen
dc.date.issued2014-11en
dc.identifier.citationA quantitative analysis of diabetic retinopathy screening in a regional treatment centre., 107 (10):321-3 Ir Med Jen
dc.identifier.issn0332-3102en
dc.identifier.pmid25556258en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/559249en
dc.description.abstractThe aim of the study was to assess the current diabetic retinopathy screening infrastructure and implications on workload for a designated treatment centre following roll-out of a national screening programme. A combination of chart analysis and patient questionnaire was undertaken over a 4-week period in 2011 at Cork University Hospital (CUH). Data were collected on 97 patients and categorized. as demographic, medical, and screening-related. The majority of patients (80; 82.5%} had either no retinopathy or background retinopathy only. One (1.0%) patient was deemed to be ungradable due to dense cataract, while 6 (6.2%) patients had non-diabetic ocular pathology requiring follow-up. Only 11% were screened through retinal photography. In all, 74 (76.3%) patients were deemed suitable for community rather than hospital screening. Digital retinal photography is an underused screening resource Significant numbers of patients could be discharged from hospital-based to community screening to offset the increased workload expected from the national screening programme.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherIrish Medical Journalen
dc.rightsArchived with thanks to Irish medical journalen
dc.subjectDIABETES MELLITUSen
dc.subjectBLINDNESSen
dc.subjectSCREENINGen
dc.subject.meshAdulten
dc.subject.meshAgeden
dc.subject.meshDiabetes Mellitusen
dc.subject.meshDiabetic Retinopathyen
dc.subject.meshFemaleen
dc.subject.meshHumansen
dc.subject.meshMaleen
dc.subject.meshMass Screeningen
dc.subject.meshMiddle Ageden
dc.subject.meshQuestionnairesen
dc.subject.meshYoung Adulten
dc.titleA quantitative analysis of diabetic retinopathy screening in a regional treatment centre.en
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.journalIrish medical journalen
dc.description.fundingNo fundingen
dc.description.provinceMunsteren
dc.description.peer-reviewpeer-reviewen

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