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Impact of Health Literacy and Other Factors on Glaucoma Patient Adherence in South India

This study has been completed.
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Robin, Alan L., M.D.
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00694876
First received: June 7, 2008
Last updated: November 29, 2012
Last verified: November 2012

June 7, 2008
November 29, 2012
June 2008
October 2010   (final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Association between TOFHLA and REALM and the probability of return for follow-up visit [ Time Frame: 1 year from enrollemnt ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
Same as current
Complete list of historical versions of study NCT00694876 on ClinicalTrials.gov Archive Site
  • Association between religion, caste, education, socio-economic status, employment, and available time for doctor visits and the probability of return for follow-up visit. [ Time Frame: 1 year from enrollment ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Association between marital status, number of dependents, family history of glaucoma, travel, need for an escort, understanding of glaucoma, and paying status and the probability of return for follow-up visit. [ Time Frame: 1 year from enrollment ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
Same as current
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Impact of Health Literacy and Other Factors on Glaucoma Patient Adherence in South India
Impact of Health Literacy and Other Factors on Glaucoma Patient Adherence in South India

The purpose of this study is to determine how health literacy impacts glaucoma patient adherence (as measured by following up with the doctor) in Tamil Nadu, India. We hypothesize that individuals with better health literacy will have higher rates of follow-up with their ophthalmologist.

Many studies have shown the importance of health literacy on patient adherence in the United States (Juzych, M, et al., 2008; Muir, KW, et al., 2006). Low adherence in glaucoma patients leads to increased intraocular pressure, optic nerve damage, and blindness. To date, no research has been done with health literacy and patient adherence in the developing world.

We will use TOFHLA and REALM to assess the health literacy of glaucoma patients in Tamil Nadu, India. We will also survey other demographic information and patient knowledge of glaucoma. This information will be compared with follow-up rates to identify barriers to patient adherence.

Observational
Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
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Probability Sample

Glaucoma Patients from Aravind Eye Hospital at Madurai, Tamil Nadu, India

  • Patient Noncompliance
  • Health Literacy
  • Glaucoma
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  • 1
    Adequate Health Literacy (as determined by TOFHLA)
  • 2
    Inadequate Health Literacy (as determined by TOFHLA)

*   Includes publications given by the data provider as well as publications identified by ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier (NCT Number) in Medline.
 
Completed
250
October 2010
October 2010   (final data collection date for primary outcome measure)

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Better than 20/100 corrected vision in better eye
  • Must live within 50 miles of Aravind Eye Hospital
  • Clinical diagnosis of primary glaucoma
  • Paying patient
Both
18 Years to 69 Years
No
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India
 
NCT00694876
Health Literacy
No
Robin, Alan L., M.D.
Robin, Alan L., M.D.
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Principal Investigator: Benjamin R Curran, BS Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine
Study Director: Alan L Robin, MD University of Maryland; Johns Hopkins University, Wilmer Institute and Bloomberg School of Public Health
Study Director: Ramaswami Krishnadas, DO, DNB Aravind Eye Hospital, CMO
Study Director: Scott D Smith, MD, MPH The Cleveland Clinic
Robin, Alan L., M.D.
November 2012

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