Patients’ barrier to adherence with glaucoma therapy Experience: Qualitative research study.

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Prasanee Pankasikorn


Purpose: To explore the experiencing with therapeutic glaucoma adherence in people with glaucoma regarding the obstructive factors and the adherence importance to health outcomes.

Methods: This qualitative study, purposive sampling was used to recruit ten glaucoma patients.  Data were collected at the outpatient ophthalmology clinic at Thammasat University Hospital between January and June 2017 using in-depth interviews along with observation and field records.  Data were analyzed using content analysis.

Results: The main findings illustrated that adherence barriers with glaucoma therapy in people with glaucoma were 1) lacking essential knowledge and 2) forgetfulness.  Also, adherence is crucial to the overall general health of glaucoma patients because it helps them able to proper healthcare, resulting in better therapeutic outcomes, and able to independent living.

Conclusion: The results an understanding of specific obstacles to adherence with anti-glaucomatous therapy.  Future research should focus on investigating methods by which primary education related glaucoma and nursing management should be delivered to patients with glaucoma, leading to preserve the remaining eyesight diminishes.

Conflict of interest: none

Keywords: Barrier to adherence; Experience; Patient with glaucoma; Qualitative research


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