Qualitative Study (Workstream F)

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Patient Perspectives of Acceptability of Risk-Based Individual Screening for Diabetic Retinopathy – EASDec 2015

  • maximum variation sampling strategy - 34 attenders in LDESP (22 male, 8 type 1, mixed professions, 17 married/partner)
  • wide variation in health behaviours
    • health beliefs often fatalistic engagement with medicine
    • relationship with health professional awareness and understanding of diabetic retinopathy
  • Integrate diabetes management, healthcare and eye care PWD have limited understanding of links between diabetes and eye health Create opportunities to improve diabetes information