Journal article

Roles of the eye care workforce for task sharing in management of diabetic retinopathy in Cambodia

Mufarriq Shah, Gail M Ormsby, Ayesha Noor, Rahul Chakrabarti, Manfred Morchen, Fakir M Amirul Islam, C Alex Harper, Jill E Keeffe

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF OPHTHALMOLOGY | IJO PRESS | Published : 2018

Abstract

AIM: To identify the current roles of eye and health care workers in eye care delivery and investigate their potential roles in screening and detection for management of diabetic retinopathy (DR) through task sharing. METHODS: Purposive sampling of 24 participants including health administrators, members from non-government organizations and all available eye care workers in Takeo province were recruited. This cross sectional mixed method study comprised a survey and in-depth interviews. Data were collected from medical records at Caritas Takeo Eye Hospital (CTEH) and Kiri Vong District Referral Hospital Vision Centre, and a survey and interviews with participants were done to explore the po..

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Funding Acknowledgements

Supported by the Centre for Eye Research Austral (CERA), Royal Victorian Eye & Ear Hospital, Melbourne; CERA receives Operational Infrastructure Support from the Victorian Government.