Journal article

The Relationship between Glaucoma Medication Adherence, Eye Drop Technique, and Visual Field Defect Severity

Betsy Sleath, Susan Blalock, David Covert, Jennifer L Stone, Asheley Cockrell Skinner, Kelly Muir, Alan L Robin

OPHTHALMOLOGY | ELSEVIER SCIENCE INC | Published : 2011

Abstract

OBJECTIVE: The purpose of the study was to examine (1) how patient adherence and eye drop technique were associated with visual field defect severity and (2) how general glaucoma adherence self-efficacy and eye drop technique self-efficacy were related to visual field defect severity. DESIGN: Cross-sectional study conducted at a single private practice site. PARTICIPANTS: Patients using eye drops for their glaucoma. METHODS: Subject adherence to glaucoma medications through Medication Events Monitoring System (MEMS) devices were measured, and eye drop instillation technique was assessed by video recording. General glaucoma medication adherence self-efficacy was measured using a 10-item scale..

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Grants

Awarded by National Eye Institute, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland


Awarded by National Center of Research Resources, National Institutes of Health


Awarded by NATIONAL EYE INSTITUTE


Funding Acknowledgements

Supported by Alcon Research, Ltd., Forth Worth, Texas. The sponsor participated in the design of the study and review of the manuscript. Supported by the National Eye Institute, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland (grant no.: EY018400 [B.S.]); and the National Center of Research Resources, National Institutes of Health (grant no.: UL 1RR02574 7 [B.S.]). The National Institutes of Health had no role in the design or conduct of this research.