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dc.contributor.authorLivingston, P. M.en_US
dc.contributor.authorLee, S. E.en_US
dc.contributor.authorDe Paola, C.en_US
dc.contributor.authorCarson, C. A.en_US
dc.contributor.authorGuest, C. S.en_US
dc.contributor.authorTaylor, H. R.en_US
dc.identifier.citationLivingston, P. M., Lee, S. E., De Paola, C., Carson, C. A., Guest, C. S., & Taylor, H. R. (1995). Knowledge of glaucoma, and its relationship to self-care practices, in a population sample. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Ophthalmology, 23, 37-41.en_US
dc.descriptionPublisher’s version is restricted access in accordance with Blackwell policy.en_US
dc.description.abstractObjective: 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 22% provided a description that demonstrated a reasonable understanding of the disease. A lack of awareness and knowledge of glaucoma appeared to be negatively related to self-care practices. Conclusion: Serious deficiencies in the basic knowledge of glaucoma in the community was demonstrated. This has significant public health implications as only a small percentage of the at-risk population may present themselves for assessment and treatment. Informing the community about glaucoma is an important step in promoting preventative ophthalmic care and reducing visual impairment and blindness.en_US
dc.subjectpopulation sampleen_US
dc.subjectself-care practicesen_US
dc.subjectCentre for Eye Research Australiaen_US
dc.subjecteye researchen_US
dc.subjectvisual healthen_US
dc.titleKnowledge of glaucoma, and its relationship to self-care practices, in a population sampleen_US
dc.typeJournal (Paginated)en_US
melbourne.peerreviewPeer Revieweden_US
melbourne.affiliationThe University of Melbourneen_US
melbourne.affiliation.departmentMedicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences: Centre for Eye Research Australiaen_US
melbourne.affiliation.departmentSchool of Medicine: Ophthalmologyen_US
melbourne.source.titleAustralian and New Zealand Journal of Ophthalmologyen_US
melbourne.contributor.authorTaylor, Hugh
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