Reasons for poor follow-up of diabetic retinopathy patients after screening in Tanzania: a cross-sectional study

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Mtuya, C, Cleland, CR, Philippin, H, Paulo, K, Njau, B, Makupa, WU, Hall, C, Hall, A, Courtright, P and Mushi, D. 2016. Reasons for poor follow-up of diabetic retinopathy patients after screening in Tanzania: a cross-sectional study. [Online]. BMC Ophthalmology. Available from: 10.1186/s12886-016-0288-z

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Diabetes is an emerging public health problem in sub-Saharan Africa. Diabetic retinopathy is the commonest microvascular complication of diabetes and is a leading cause of blindness, mainly in adults of working age. Follow-up is crucial to the effective management of diabetic retinopathy, however, follow-up rates are often poor in sub-Saharan Africa. The aim of this study was to assess the proportion of patients not presenting for follow-up and the reasons for poor follow-up of diabetic patients after screening for retinopathy in Kilimanjaro Region of Tanzania.

Published in a 3rd party system Date: 19 July 2016
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Data Creators(s): Mtuya, C, Cleland, CR, Philippin, H, Paulo, K, Njau, B, Makupa, WU, Hall, C, Hall, A, Courtright, P and Mushi, D
LSHTM Faculty/Department: Faculty of Infectious and Tropical Diseases > Dept of Clinical Research
Participating Institutions: London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, Kilimanjaro Christian Medical Centre, Kilimanjaro Christian Medical University College, Newcastle Eye Hospital Research Foundation, Kilimanjaro Centre for Community Ophthalmology

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