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Non-compliance in contact lens wear

Claydon, Bridget E. & Efron, Nathan (1994) Non-compliance in contact lens wear. Ophthalmic and Physiological Optics, 14(4), pp. 356-364.

Abstract

Non-compliance is emerging as a critical issue in the contact lens field. This problem has been studied at depth in general health care situations and is seen as the responsibility of both practitioner and patient (client) working in a health care partnership. The contact lens practitioner and patient present a specific case for the study of non-compliance in areas such as hygiene, solution use, appointment attendance and wearing times. From 40 to 91% of contact lens patients have been reported as non-complaint in the use of recommended care and maintenance regimens and many of these are confused or ignorant about their behaviour. In order to arrive at a general set of conclusions from the studies published to date, it is important to understand the methodology of each study, it purpose, the definition of non-compliance used and the way the results were analysed and described. This review summarizes the research into non-compliance in the contact lens field to data. A set of general conclusions is drawn and a model for compliance in the context of contact lens practice is proposed.

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ID Code: 3380
Item Type: Journal Article
Additional Information: For more information, please refer to the journal's website (see link) or contact the author. Author contact details: n.efron@qut.edu.au
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Keywords: Contact Lenses, Treatment Refusal, Age Factors, Attitude to Health, Disinfection, Handwashing, Health Knowledge, Attitudes, Practice, Humans, Hygiene, Research Support, Non, U, S, Gov't
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES (110000) > OPTOMETRY AND OPHTHALMOLOGY (111300)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
Copyright Owner: Copyright 1994 Blackwell Publishing
Deposited On: 10 Feb 2006
Last Modified: 19 May 2010 15:50

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