Investigating the barriers to the uptake of Diabetic RetinaScreen

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dc.contributor.author Bennett, Gillian H.
dc.contributor.author Tuthill, A.
dc.date.accessioned 2018-09-24T12:37:03Z
dc.date.available 2018-09-24T12:37:03Z
dc.date.issued 2017
dc.identifier.citation Bennett, G. and Tuthill, A. (2017) 'Investigating the barriers to the uptake of Diabetic RetinaScreen', Irish Medical Journal, 110(9), 628. en
dc.identifier.volume 110
dc.identifier.issued 9
dc.identifier.issn 0332-3102
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10468/6893
dc.description.abstract Diabetic retinopathy is a significant complication of diabetes, and the most common cause of blindness in people under the age of 65. The National Diabetic Retinal Screening Programme (Diabetic RetinaScreen) was established to detect sight threatening retinopathies. The purpose of this cross-sectional study is to determine the barriers to the uptake of Diabetic RetinaScreen, to investigate discrepancies in attendance, if any, between patients whose diabetes care is delivered in a large tertiary referral hospital out-patient setting or in general practice, and to evaluate general practitioner’s satisfaction with the service. Older age (OR 1.023, 95% CI 1.001 to 1.046) and complications of diabetes, excluding ocular complications, (OR 2.741, 95% CI 1.158 to 6.489) were associated with increased attendance at Diabetic RetinaScreen. Online referral is now available and the preferred method of referral. Efforts to encourage younger patients who do not yet have complications of diabetes may be beneficial. en
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dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher Irish Medical Organisation en
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dc.subject Diabetic retinopathy en
dc.subject Diabetic RetinaScreen en
dc.subject Screening en
dc.subject Barrier en
dc.title Investigating the barriers to the uptake of Diabetic RetinaScreen en
dc.type Article (peer-reviewed) en
dc.internal.authorcontactother Gillian Bennett, Medicine, University College Cork, Cork, Ireland. +353-21-490-3000 Email:gillianhannab@gmail.com en
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dc.description.version Published Version en
dc.description.status Peer reviewed en
dc.identifier.journaltitle Irish Medical Journal en
dc.internal.IRISemailaddress gillianhannab@gmail.com en
dc.identifier.articleid 628


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