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dc.contributor.authorMuthusamy, V.
dc.contributor.authorTurpin, A.
dc.contributor.authorNguyen, B.N.
dc.contributor.authorDenniss, Jonathan
dc.contributor.authorMcKendrick, A.M.
dc.date.accessioned2021-10-19T14:18:20Z
dc.date.accessioned2021-11-16T15:02:24Z
dc.date.available2021-10-19T14:18:20Z
dc.date.available2021-11-16T15:02:24Z
dc.date.issued2021-10
dc.identifier.citationMuthusamy V, Turpin A, Nguyen BN, Denniss J and McKendrick AM (2021) Patients' views of visual field testing and priorities for research development and translation into practice. Ophthalmology Glaucoma. Accepted for publication.en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10454/18635
dc.descriptionyesen_US
dc.description.abstractThere is limited information regarding the views of patients, as healthcare consumers, on visual field testing, and no information regarding their preferences for future test developments. This study aimed to increase knowledge of patients' subjective experience of visual field assessment and to explore their opinions and priorities regarding current active areas of research and development. Online questionnaire with purposive sampling design. Adults who regularly perform visual field tests in Australia who report having glaucoma or being at risk of glaucoma. An anonymous survey, implemented using the Qualtrics webtool, with both closed and open ended questions designed to explore opinions regarding visual field testing, visit attendance for perimetry, as well as priorities for developments. The survey assessed three domains: 1) opinions regarding visual field test duration and visit frequency; 2) subjective experience; and 3) perspectives on future developments for perimetry. 152 complete survey responses were obtained. The median (IQR) age of participants was 66 (60-72) years. Most participants (70%) had experience of performing more than 11 visual field tests. Participants recalled that they completed visual field tests in median of 6 minutes (IQR: 5-8 minutes) and were willing to accept additional time (median: 5, IQR: 3-6 minutes) to obtain more information. Participants were prepared to increase both the number of visual field tests per eye and the frequency of visual field tests (median: 3, IQR: 2-4 visits per year), in order to gain more information about their visual status. Regarding future developments, the most preferred option was "similar test times but an increase in the level of information about my visual field", which ranked significantly higher than all other options including "shorter test times that maintain the currently available level of information about my visual field." Our study confirms, in a different population and healthcare system, previous research reporting patient perspectives on visual field assessment. We further reveal that healthcare consumers show a strong preference for accurate information about their vision and report being prepared to undergo longer visual field tests or more visual field tests to achieve that outcome.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.relation.isreferencedbyhttps://doi.org/10.1016/j.ogla.2021.10.003en_US
dc.rights© 2021 Elsevier. Reproduced in accordance with the publisher's self-archiving policy. This manuscript version is made available under the CC-BY-NC-ND 4.0 license.en_US
dc.subjectConsumer viewsen_US
dc.subjectVisual field test durationen_US
dc.subjectVisual field informationen_US
dc.subjectVisual fieldsen_US
dc.subjectPatient's experiencesen_US
dc.titlePatients' views of visual field testing and priorities for research development and translation into practiceen_US
dc.status.refereedyesen_US
dc.date.Accepted2021-10-05
dc.date.application2021-10-14
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.date.EndofEmbargo2022-10-14
dc.type.versionAccepted manuscripten_US
dc.description.publicnotesThe full text will be available at the end of the publisher's embargo: 14th Oct 2022en
dc.date.updated2021-10-19T14:18:31Z
refterms.dateFOA2021-11-16T15:15:05Z
dc.openaccess.statusGreenen_US


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