Technology assessment applied: a comparison of ophthalmic diagnostic techniques to detect diabetic retinopathy among Aboriginal people in central Australia

Technology assessment applied: a comparison of ophthalmic diagnostic techniques to detect diabetic retinopathy among Aboriginal people in central Australia Journal Article

Contemporary Nurse

  • Author(s): McConnell, Edwina A., Newland, Henry S., Manning, Judith, Paech, Merri
  • Published: 1993
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • Volume: 2
  • ISBN: 1037-6178

Abstract: Diabetes mellitus is one of the non-communicable diseases that has accompanied Aboriginal exposure to Western life style. The prevalence of diabetes mellitus is higher in the Aboriginal population than in non-Aboriginal Australians (Holding, 1985) and many Aboriginals who have diabetes mellitus develop diabetic retinopathy. Early detection facilitates treatment and prevention of blindness, a sequela of diabetic retinopathy. This paper describes the use of technology assessment as a framework for comparing two diagnostic technologies, fundal camera and ophthalmoscope, for use with Aboriginal people in central Australia.

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McConnell, Edwina A., Newland, Henry S., Manning, Judith, Paech, Merri, 1993, Technology assessment applied: a comparison of ophthalmic diagnostic techniques to detect diabetic retinopathy among Aboriginal people in central Australia, Volume:2, Journal Article, viewed 16 October 2019, https://www.nintione.com.au/?p=14258.

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