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Title: Communicating risk information about diabetic retinopathy to people with type 2 diabetes
Author: Al-Athamneh, Nidal
ISNI:       0000 0004 7425 6228
Awarding Body: University of Warwick
Current Institution: University of Warwick
Date of Award: 2018
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A two-stage qualitative research strategy using semi-structured interviews was conducted with a convenience sample of 45 participants who lives with type 2 diabetes. In Stage One of the research, a qualitative study was conducted using semi-structured interviews with a purposive sample of 25 participants. Of these, 20 participants were diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, two participants were primary care physicians, two were ophthalmologists, and one was a retinal screener. People with diabetes were purposely recruited to fall into four groups with different grades of diabetic retinopathy. The aim of Stage One was to explore how people with type 2 diabetes perceive diabetic retinopathy risk, their understanding of risk information, and to appraise existing risk communication tools that have been used in other clinical settings. The data from Stage One was analysed and used to develop a risk communication tool designed to provide risk information about diabetic retinopathy and diabetic screening results to people with type 2 diabetes, which was then used in Stage Two. In Stage Two of this research, a total of twenty people with type 2 diabetes were recruited. Participants were divided into two groups based on their grade of diabetic retinopathy. Group one: 10 participants with no diabetic retinopathy (R0); Group two: 10 participants who had background diabetic retinopathy (R1). The aim of Stage Two was to i) appraise a newly developed risk communication tool that was developed to communicate risk information about diabetic retinopathy to people with type 2 diabetes, ii) to explore the influence of the new developed risk tool on risk perception and on diabetes self-care management, and iii) to establish a method(s) by which risk information about diabetic retinopathy can be effectively communicated to people with type 2 diabetes. All interviews were audio recorded and transcribed using a digital recording machine. Data was analysed using constructivist grounded theory approach.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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Keywords: RE Ophthalmology