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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/2336/13444
Title:
Screening compliance and visual outcome in diabetes
Authors:
Zoega, GM; Gunnarsdottir, T; Bjornsdottir, S; Hreidarsson, AB; Viggosson, G; Stefansson, E
Citation:
Acta Ophthalmol Scand 2005, 83(6):687-90
Issue Date:
1-Dec-2005
Abstract:
PURPOSE: To study the relationship between screening compliance and visual outcome in a screening programme for diabetic eye disease. METHODS: A retrospective case control study. The screening compliance of all the diabetes patients (n = 22) listed at the Icelandic National Registry for the Blind (visual acuity <0.3) was compared to a matched group of 44 non-blind diabetes patients (visual acuity > or =0.3) who participated in the same screening programme for diabetic retinopathy. Glycaemic control (HbA1c), office blood pressure and cholesterol levels were assessed. RESULTS: The study group had a significantly lower level of compliance with the screening programme (27% +/- 38% [mean +/- SD] versus 77% +/- 26% [mean +/- SD]; p < 0.0001). Macular oedema or proliferative diabetic retinopathy was found in 60% (13/22) of the study group when entering the screening programme, compared to 7% (3/44) in the control group. Blood pressure (except diastolic BP among type 1 diabetes mellitus), blood glucose and cholesterol levels were identical. The prevalence of blindness and low vision amongst diabetes patients in Iceland is about 0.5%. CONCLUSIONS: There was a significant relationship between screening compliance and visual outcome in diabetes patients in our screening programme.
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dc.contributor.authorZoega, GM-
dc.contributor.authorGunnarsdottir, T-
dc.contributor.authorBjornsdottir, S-
dc.contributor.authorHreidarsson, AB-
dc.contributor.authorViggosson, G-
dc.contributor.authorStefansson, E-
dc.date.accessioned2007-09-03T09:31:53Z-
dc.date.available2007-09-03T09:31:53Z-
dc.date.issued2005-12-01-
dc.date.submitted2007-09-03-
dc.identifier.citationActa Ophthalmol Scand 2005, 83(6):687-90en
dc.identifier.issn1395-3907-
dc.identifier.pmid16396645-
dc.identifier.doi10.1111/j.1600-0420.2005.00541.x-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2336/13444-
dc.descriptionTo access publisher full text version of this article. Please click on the hyperlink in Additional Links fielden
dc.description.abstractPURPOSE: To study the relationship between screening compliance and visual outcome in a screening programme for diabetic eye disease. METHODS: A retrospective case control study. The screening compliance of all the diabetes patients (n = 22) listed at the Icelandic National Registry for the Blind (visual acuity <0.3) was compared to a matched group of 44 non-blind diabetes patients (visual acuity > or =0.3) who participated in the same screening programme for diabetic retinopathy. Glycaemic control (HbA1c), office blood pressure and cholesterol levels were assessed. RESULTS: The study group had a significantly lower level of compliance with the screening programme (27% +/- 38% [mean +/- SD] versus 77% +/- 26% [mean +/- SD]; p < 0.0001). Macular oedema or proliferative diabetic retinopathy was found in 60% (13/22) of the study group when entering the screening programme, compared to 7% (3/44) in the control group. Blood pressure (except diastolic BP among type 1 diabetes mellitus), blood glucose and cholesterol levels were identical. The prevalence of blindness and low vision amongst diabetes patients in Iceland is about 0.5%. CONCLUSIONS: There was a significant relationship between screening compliance and visual outcome in diabetes patients in our screening programme.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherMunksgaarden
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.blackwell-synergy.com/doi/abs/10.1111/j.1600-0420.2005.00541.xen
dc.subject.meshBlindnessen
dc.subject.meshDiabetic Retinopathyen
dc.subject.meshIceland/epidemiologyen
dc.subject.meshPatient Complianceen
dc.subject.meshRetrospective Studiesen
dc.subject.meshVision Screeningen
dc.subject.meshVision, Lowen
dc.subject.meshVisual Acuityen
dc.titleScreening compliance and visual outcome in diabetesen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.journalActa ophthalmologica Scandinavicaen
dc.format.digYES-

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