Aim-To determine the level of correct knowledge about common eye disease and attitudes towards blindness prevention and treatment, and how these factors influence self care practices in a population based sample.
Methods-A cluster random sample of the Victorian population was interviewed.
The study population comprised residents aged 40 years of age or older living in five randomly selected Melbourne metropolitan suburbs and four randomly selected rural areas of Victoria.
Questions were asked to ascertain each person's knowledge of common age related eye disease-that is, cataract, age related macular degeneration (AMD), and glaucoma.
A subsample of the population was also asked questions to determine their attitudes to blindness prevention and treatment.
All respondents were asked the year of their last visit to an eye practitioner.
A total of 3184 (89%) eligible residents were assessed.
Sex (females), age (younger people), higher levels of education (secondary, trade, or tertiary education), recent visit to an eye practitioner (within the past 2 years) and English spoken at home appeared to be significant predictors of knowledge of common age related eye conditions. (...)
Mots-clés Pascal : Cataracte, Glaucome, Dégénérescence, Macula, Age, Cécité, Prévention, Evolutivité, Connaissance, Attitude, Homme, Australie, Océanie, Oeil pathologie, Cristallin pathologie, Segment antérieur pathologie, Rétinopathie, Maculopathie, Trouble vision
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Cataract, Glaucoma (eye), Degeneration, Macula, Age, Blindness, Prevention, Evolutivity, Knowledge, Attitude, Human, Australia, Oceania, Eye disease, Lens disease, Anterior segment disease, Retinopathy, Maculopathy, Vision disorder
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 98-0385952
Code Inist : 002B09N. Création : 25/01/1999.