Journal article

Knowledge, attitudes and eye health-seeking behaviours in a population-based sample of people with diabetes in rural China

Tingting Chen, Ling Jin, Wenhui Zhu, Congyao Wang, Guoshan Zhang, Xiuqin Wang, Jun Wang, Ke Yang, Gillian M Cochrane, Ecosse Luc Lamoureux, David S Friedman, Suzanne Gilbert, Van C Lansingh, Serge Resnikoff, Jialiang Zhao, Baixiang Xiao, Mingguang He, Nathan Congdon

British Journal of Ophthalmology | BMJ PUBLISHING GROUP | Published : 2021


AIMS: To assess knowledge of diabetes and acceptance of eye care among people with diabetes in rural China, to improve service uptake. METHODS: Population-based study of people in Guangdong, China, with glycosylated haemoglobin A1c≥6.5% and/or known history of diabetes. Between August and November 2014, participants answered a questionnaire (based on Delphi process/previous focus groups) on medical history, demographic characteristics, self-rated health and vision, knowledge about diabetes and diabetic retinopathy, quality of local healthcare, barriers to treatment, likely acceptance of eye exams and treatment, and interventions rated most likely to improve service uptake. Presenting visual ..

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Funding Acknowledgements

This study was supported by Bayer, Leverkusen, Germany and Orbis International. Professor Congdon is supported by a 1000 Man Plan award from the Chinese government and by the Ulverscroft Foundation, UK. The sponsor or funding organisation had no role in the design or conduct of this research.