A survey of UK optometry trainees' smoking cessation training
Fabiana Lorencatto, Alice M Harper, Jill J Francis, John G Lawrenson
OPHTHALMIC AND PHYSIOLOGICAL OPTICS | WILEY | Published : 2016
BACKGROUND: Smoking is a risk factor for a number of eye conditions, including age-related macular degeneration, cataracts and thyroid eye disease. Smoking cessation interventions have been shown to be highly cost-effective when delivered by a range of healthcare professionals. Optometrists are well placed to deliver smoking cessation advice to a wide population of otherwise healthy smokers. Yet optometrists remain a relatively neglected healthcare professional group in smoking cessation research and policy. Surveys of UK medical/nursing schools and of optometrists' training internationally demonstrate significant deficits in current curricular coverage regarding smoking cessation. This stud..View full abstract
This work was supported by a City University London Research Development Fund Project Grant.