|Titre :||Glaucoma patient-provider communication about vision quality-of-life (2017)|
|Auteurs :||Betsy Sleath, Auteur ; Robyn Sayner, Auteur ; Michelle Vitko, Auteur|
|Type de document :||Article : texte imprimé|
|Dans :||Patient Education and Counseling (Vol. 100 n° 4, Avril 2017)|
|Article en page(s) :||pp. 703-709|
The purpose of this study was to: (a) describe the extent to which ophthalmologists and glaucoma patients discuss vision quality-of-life during office visits, and (b) examine the association between patient and ophthalmologist characteristics and provider-patient communication about vision quality-of-life.
Patients with glaucoma who were newly prescribed or on glaucoma medications were recruited at six ophthalmology clinics. Patients’ visits were video-tape recorded and quality-of-life communication variables were coded. Generalized estimating equations were used to analyze the data.
Two hundred and seventy-nine patients participated. Specific glaucoma quality-of-life domains were discussed during only 13% of visits. Older patients were significantly more likely to discuss one or more vision quality-of-life domains than younger patients. African American patients were significantly less likely to make statements about their vision quality-of-life and providers were less likely to ask them one or more vision quality-of-life questions than non-African American patients.
Eye care providers and patients infrequently discussed the patient’s vision quality-of-life during glaucoma visits. African American patients were less likely to communicate about vision quality-of-life than non-African American patients.
Eye care providers should make sure to discuss vision quality-of-life with glaucoma patients.
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