Welcome to the November issue of SiteNews! We hope you have found the resources on the site to be helpful. For those of you who are first-timers this issue includes a quick overview of the new products uploaded and the feedback about the site.
This month we have decided to feature the Diabetic Retinopathy resources which would be of great significance and also useful to our readers. Hence we highlight a particularly effective available product on Diabetic Retinopathy Diabetic Retinopathy Knowledge, Attitude and Practice Study as the featured product of this month, a protocol that deals with how to create awareness in the community for a particular activity to get their support. Also you can go through all the resources of Diabetic Retinopathy which is available on our site as a quick overview for your easy reference.
This month we feature Vision 2020 - India in the Collaborating Partner section.
As per Vision 2020 - The Right to Sight programme, the five major diseases for the South East Asian region is Cataract, Diabetic Retinopathy, Refractive Errors, Paediatric diseases, and Low Vision disorders. Moreover in India, the number of Diabetic Retinopathy patients is increasing in a drastic way. Hence there is an urge to control this hike by initiating various awareness programmes within the community and also to the Ophthalmologists to know about the seriousness of the problem. Hence as a part of extending the Eye hospital services from General Ophthalmology to Diabetic Retinopathy, Estimation of Diabetic Retinopathy Service for the Service Area Population (automated Excel sheet) tool is prepared to help them calculate potential for Diabetic Retinopathy services, Gross revenue and net revenue obtained etc.
In addition to all our regular columns this issue provides you with an article "Diabetic Retinopathy Awareness Strategies" that spotlights the integral part of creating awareness in the community and also the methods that can be followed to prepare such awareness materials.
Hope this issue will impart the resources which are worth to be read. Looking forward to come up with more resources in future.
Wish you a productive reading!
Vision 2020 e-resource team
As part of developing new products we have come up with the Patient Education materials on Squint with a poster and brochure which could be used to educate the patients on the eye diseases.
As we want to feature all the Diabetic Retinopathy resources this month, this part will take you to the quick overview of all the products available on this topic.
To access all the products on Diabetic Retinopathy, go to the homepage of the site (www.v2020eresource.org) and enter your user name and password on the boxes provided at the end of the page. This will take you to the Resource bank page where you will find the key areas and management processes. Or please click on the following link to go directly to the Resource Bank page: www.v2020eresource.org.
Click on the Plus mark of the Disease Strategies and checkmark "Diabetic Retinopathy" box and
Click Submit button at the bottom of the page. The resources under this category of check will be listed down in 6 pages, with 27 products. You can find an Abstract, Guideline, Refer to friends, See Product, Write a Review and Place your vote for each product. Some of the most excellent products under this category are listed below:
- Diabetic Retinopathy Knowledge, Attitude and Practice Study Protocol
- Estimation of Diabetic Retinopathy services in a service area population
- Managing Diabetic Retinopathy for Medical Practitioners - A booklet
- DR Counselling Guidelines with Frequently Asked Questions
- Diabetic Retinopathy Series - A booklet
- Are you Diabetic - a Poster
All these materials are useful as a tool for building up the quality in your work. We are expecting your usage of the materials and the feedback.
Introducing the Estimation of Diabetic Retinopathy Services for a service area population - A new tool that makes it possible to know the potential for an eye hospital in terms of estimating the magnitude of Diabetic Retinopathy services in a given service area population.
Since Diabetes becomes one of the major causes of blindness today, Eye hospital and Organizations in Eye care service delivery are turning up towards Diabetic Retinopathy services which make up the large part of their service delivery. The tool Estimation of Diabetic Retinopathy Services for a service area population will be a boon to all those particularly planning to start the Diabetic Retinopathy services for a particular service area.
Since there is no proven statistical data and its related complication in a given population, this tool has been developed. This tool will help the users to know the estimated number of prevalence and annual estimated workload at tertiary care centre. There is a User Manual which provides a layman a perspective on how to effectively use this tool or one has the option of the PowerPoint Broadcast to provide a Tutorial for complete understanding of the tool.
How to start the search:
You can access the tool on Estimation of Diabetic Retinopathy Services for a service area population through these series of steps:
- Go to the homepage of the site by pasting the website address: www.v2020eresource.org
- Click on the Resource Bank link provided at the Menu bar of the homepage.
- After the Resource Bank Page has loaded, please click on the Disease Strategies box.
- Check mark the Diabetic Retinopathy Services box
- Check mark the Planning box on the Management Processes section and then click Submit at the bottom.
- You will be taken to a page which shows you the materials listed for this selection process
- In that page you can find the Estimation of Diabetic Retinopathy Services for a service area population as the second product.
- You will find an Abstract and Guideline for the product and also the See Product link to see the full product.
- Also you will find the User Manual and Tutorial for the product.
- You can refer this product to your friend, Write a review to us and also vote the product about its usage.
Find the Product:
Have a look at the Excel Sheet by clicking here: Estimation of Diabetic Retinopathy Services for a service area population. It gives you details on the Estimated Diabetic Retinopathy patients & uptake, Annual workload estimation, Laser treatment etc. to make things more clear. More over you can provide your comments and suggestions by clicking on the Comments & Suggestions in homepage of the Excel document.
You can download the User Manual and also have a look at the Tutorial we have prepared for this.
This section features products which our voters have ranked highly. This month we are featuring Diabetic Retinopathy Knowledge, Attitude and Practice Study Protocol. Currently our site contains other standardized protocols like,
Diabetic Retinopathy Knowledge, Attitude and Practice Study Protocol:
- Medical Records Protocol
- Sterilization Protocol
- Cataract Surgical techniques protocol
- Community Outreach Protocol
KAP Study tells us what people know about certain things, how they feel and also how they behave. The three topics that a KAP study measures are Knowledge, Attitude and Practice. Understanding the levels of Knowledge, Attitude and Practice will allow for a more efficient process of awareness creation as it will allow the program to be tailored more appropriately to the needs of the community.
To be used by Organizations and Eye Care service providers for better understanding of the strategies to be followed to reach the broader community.
Have a look at the product:
Diabetic Retinopathy Knowledge, Attitude and Practice Study Protocol