Journal article

Screening for Diabetic Retinopathy and Reduced Vision among Indigenous Australians in Top End Primary Care Health Services: a TEAMSnet Sub-study

Nicola Quinn, Feibi Yang, Christopher Ryan, Sven-Erik Bursell, Anthony Keech, Sharon Atkinson-Briggs, Alicia Jenkins, Laima Brazionis, undefined Centre of Research Excellence in Diabetic Retinopathy Study and TEAMSnet Study Groups

Internal Medicine Journal | Wiley | Published : 2020

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Diabetic retinopathy (DR) prevalence is higher in Indigenous Australians than in other Australians and is a major cause of vision loss. Consequently, timely screening and treatment is paramount, and annual eye screening is recommended for Indigenous Australians. AIMS: To assess the prevalence of DR, reduced vision, and DR treatment coverage among Indigenous Australian adults with diabetes attending Top End Indigenous primary care health services. METHODS: A cross-sectional DR screening study conducted from November 2013-December 2015 in two very remote Northern Territory Aboriginal primary healthcare services. RESULTS: In 287 subjects, the prevalence of non-proliferative DR..

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Grants

Awarded by National Health and Medical Research Council of Australia


Funding Acknowledgements

This work was supported by the National Health and Medical Research Council of Australia (Programme Grant #1079864; Practitioner Fellowship to A. Jenkins) and the Sydney Medical School Foundation (Fellowship to A. Jenkins). These funding bodies had no involvement in the study design, collection, analysis or interpretation of the data, the writing of this manuscript or the decision to submit the manuscript for publication.