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A cross-sectional study on factors influencing attendance to eye screening

Mat Isa, Rif'atunnailah and Saidi, Sanisah and Salam, Adzura and Nurumal, Mohd. Said and Jamaludin, Thandar Soe Sumaiyah (2021) A cross-sectional study on factors influencing attendance to eye screening. Enfermería Clínica, 31 (Supplement 2). S321-S325. ISSN 1130-8621

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This study aimed to survey the factors influencing attendance to eye screening among Diabetes mellitus (DM) patients. This cross-sectional survey was carried out among 170 DM patients using self-administered questionnaires. Majority of participants, 45.9% (n = 78) highlighted that lack of information regarding diabetes and not understanding the significance of eye screening are the barriers to eye screening. Whereas, 10.6% (n = 18) reported lack of access to healthcare facilities, 6.5% (n = 11) experienced time limitation and 2.9% (n = 5) suffered financial issues. However, more than half of the participants (58.2%) have good knowledge related to diabetic eye complications. There was a significant difference between educational level with patients’ attendance in yearly eye screening. Lack of information received by the patients on the importance of eye screening and communication issues seems to be prominent and becomes the reason for patients not attending eye screening.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Diabetes Mellitus; Eye screening; Knowledge; Diabetic complication
Subjects: R Medicine > RT Nursing
R Medicine > RT Nursing > RT71 Study and Teaching
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Medicine
Kulliyyah of Nursing
Depositing User: Miss Thandar Soe Sumaiyah Jamaludin
Date Deposited: 15 Apr 2021 09:58
Last Modified: 10 Jan 2024 11:18
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/89286

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