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Article: Factors Associated with Poor Eye Drop Administration Technique and the Role of Patient Education among Hong Kong Elderly Population

TitleFactors Associated with Poor Eye Drop Administration Technique and the Role of Patient Education among Hong Kong Elderly Population
Authors
KeywordsGlaucoma
Patients
Drop instillation
Issue Date2019
PublisherHindawi Publishing Corporation. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.hindawi.com/journals/jop
Citation
Journal of Ophthalmology, 2019, v. 2019, p. article no. 5962065:1-5 How to Cite?
AbstractObjectives. To identify the risk factors for poor eye drop application technique in treatment-naïve subjects and to assess if patient education can benefit these subjects. Methods. Chinese subjects above 60 years were recruited. Questionnaires, including Barthel index; Lawton’s instrumental activities of daily living (ADL); Fatigue, Resistance, Ambulation, Illnesses, and Loss of Weight (FRAIL) scale; and Montreal Cognitive Assessment (MoCA), were used to correlate with eye drop application technique (before and after patient education) using Spearman correlation analysis. A multiple linear regression was conducted to determine the predictors of successful administration technique and the improvement of technique after education. Results. The data from 26 subjects (mean age 72) were analyzed. Eye drop instillation technique score improved from 5.42 at baseline to 7.33 after clear instructions. FRAIL score was an independent predictor of baseline score (), as well as the improvement after patient education (). Age, sex, education level, visual acuity, Barthel index, MoCA, and ADL score were not correlated with eye drop instillation technique, before nor after patient education. Discussion. In patients with poor functional status as reflected by FRAIL score, eye drop application is prone to be ineffective. Education with step-by-step instructions could effectively improve the success of eye drop application.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/271916
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2017 Impact Factor: 1.68
2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 0.870
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dc.contributor.authorChoy, BNK-
dc.contributor.authorZHU, MM-
dc.contributor.authorPang, JCS-
dc.contributor.authorChan, JCH-
dc.contributor.authorNg, ALK-
dc.contributor.authorFan, MCY-
dc.contributor.authorIu, LPL-
dc.contributor.authorKwan, JSK-
dc.contributor.authorLai, JSM-
dc.contributor.authorChiu, PKC-
dc.date.accessioned2019-07-20T10:32:00Z-
dc.date.available2019-07-20T10:32:00Z-
dc.date.issued2019-
dc.identifier.citationJournal of Ophthalmology, 2019, v. 2019, p. article no. 5962065:1-5-
dc.identifier.issn2090-004X-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/271916-
dc.description.abstractObjectives. To identify the risk factors for poor eye drop application technique in treatment-naïve subjects and to assess if patient education can benefit these subjects. Methods. Chinese subjects above 60 years were recruited. Questionnaires, including Barthel index; Lawton’s instrumental activities of daily living (ADL); Fatigue, Resistance, Ambulation, Illnesses, and Loss of Weight (FRAIL) scale; and Montreal Cognitive Assessment (MoCA), were used to correlate with eye drop application technique (before and after patient education) using Spearman correlation analysis. A multiple linear regression was conducted to determine the predictors of successful administration technique and the improvement of technique after education. Results. The data from 26 subjects (mean age 72) were analyzed. Eye drop instillation technique score improved from 5.42 at baseline to 7.33 after clear instructions. FRAIL score was an independent predictor of baseline score (), as well as the improvement after patient education (). Age, sex, education level, visual acuity, Barthel index, MoCA, and ADL score were not correlated with eye drop instillation technique, before nor after patient education. Discussion. In patients with poor functional status as reflected by FRAIL score, eye drop application is prone to be ineffective. Education with step-by-step instructions could effectively improve the success of eye drop application.-
dc.languageeng-
dc.publisherHindawi Publishing Corporation. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.hindawi.com/journals/jop-
dc.relation.ispartofJournal of Ophthalmology-
dc.rightsThis work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License.-
dc.subjectGlaucoma-
dc.subjectPatients-
dc.subjectDrop instillation-
dc.titleFactors Associated with Poor Eye Drop Administration Technique and the Role of Patient Education among Hong Kong Elderly Population-
dc.typeArticle-
dc.identifier.emailChoy, BNK: bnkchoy@hku.hk-
dc.identifier.emailChan, JCH: jonochan@hku.hk-
dc.identifier.emailNg, ALK: nlk008@hku.hk-
dc.identifier.emailFan, MCY: cymicfan@hku.hk-
dc.identifier.emailKwan, JSK: jskkwan@hku.hk-
dc.identifier.emailLai, JSM: laism@hku.hk-
dc.identifier.emailChiu, PKC: chiukc@hku.hk-
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dc.identifier.authorityLai, JSM=rp00295-
dc.description.naturepublished_or_final_version-
dc.identifier.doi10.1155/2019/5962065-
dc.identifier.pmid31032114-
dc.identifier.pmcidPMC6458943-
dc.identifier.scopuseid_2-s2.0-85064278865-
dc.identifier.hkuros298534-
dc.identifier.volume2019-
dc.identifier.spagearticle no. 5962065:1-
dc.identifier.epage5-
dc.publisher.placeUnited States-

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