A Survey on the Preference of Sustained Glaucoma Drug Delivery Systems by Singaporean Chinese Patients: A Comparison Between Subconjunctival, Intracameral, and Punctal Plug Routes
Hiok Hong Chan, Tina T Wong, Ecosse Lamoureux, Shamira Perera
JOURNAL OF GLAUCOMA | LIPPINCOTT WILLIAMS & WILKINS | Published : 2015
PURPOSE: To investigate the acceptance and preferences rates of 3 sustained drug delivery systems in glaucoma patients. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A cross-sectional study involving 250 Chinese patients recruited from outpatient glaucoma clinics in Singapore using an interviewer-administered survey. Beliefs toward medicines, eye drops, illness perception, medication adherence, and health literacy were assessed using validated questionnaires. After receiving standard information on the 3 sustained drug delivery systems, that is, subconjunctival, intracameral, and punctal routes; each route's acceptance and attitudes were determined. RESULTS: The subconjunctival (acceptance: 61.6%, n=154), intracam..View full abstract
Awarded by Singapore Ministry of Health's National Medical Research Council Translational Clinical Research
Supported by Singapore National Research Foundation's Translational Clinical Research Programme and administered by the Singapore Ministry of Health's National Medical Research Council Translational Clinical Research, Grant Number 002-Singapore Eye Research Institute, 2008.