Journal article

Utilisation and perceptions towards smart device visual acuity assessment in Australia: a mixed methods approach

Stuart Keel, Jane Scheetz, Edith Holloway, Xiaotong Han, William Yan, Andreas Mueller, Mingguang He

BMJ OPEN | BMJ PUBLISHING GROUP | Published : 2019

Abstract

OBJECTIVES: To investigate mobile health product use in Australia and societal and clinician perceptions towards smartphone based visual acuity (VA) assessment tools. DESIGN: Quantitative analysis of a cross-sectional survey delivered to the general public and thematic analysis of in-depth interviews of eye health clinicians. SETTING: Online survey within Australia and face-to-face in-depth interviews of clinicians. PARTICIPANTS: 1016 adults were recruited via Survey Monkey Audience, social media (Facebook and Twitter), Rotary Australia and Lions Clubs Australia. Six clinicians were recruited from private and public settings in Melbourne, Australia. PRIMARY AND SECONDARY OUTCOME MEASURES: Th..

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This work was supported in part by a Google Australia grant. Professor receives support from the University of Melbourne Research Accelerator Program and the CERA Foundation. The Centre for Eye Research Australia receives Operational Infrastructure Support from the Victorian State Government. The sponsor or funding organisation had no role in the design or conduct of this research.