Journal article

KNOWLEDGE OF GLAUCOMA, AND ITS RELATIONSHIP TO SELF-CARE PRACTICES, IN A POPULATION-SAMPLE

PM LIVINGSTON, SE LEE, C DEPAOLA, CA CARSON, CS GUEST, HR TAYLOR

AUSTRALIAN AND NEW ZEALAND JOURNAL OF OPHTHALMOLOGY | ROYAL AUSTRALIAN COLL OPHTHAL | Published : 1995

Abstract

OBJECTIVE: To determine the level of knowledge of glaucoma in a population-based sample, and its relationship to self-care practices. DESIGN AND SUBJECTS: A cluster random sample of the Melbourne population 40 years of age and older was interviewed. One thousand seven hundred and eleven residents living in five randomly selected Melbourne metropolitan suburbs, each consisting of two adjacent census collector districts. MEASURES: Questions were asked concerning respondents' awareness, knowledge and description of the disease. Respondents were also asked the year of their last visit to their eye health care provider. RESULTS: Seventy per cent of the sample had heard of glaucoma. However, only ..

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