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Prueba de tamizaje simplificada para identificar a personas con vision disminuida en paises en desarrollo (A simplified screening test for the identification of individuals with diminished vision in developing countries)

Keeffe, Jill E., Lovie-Kitchin, Jan E., Maclean, Hector, & Taylor, Hugh R. (1998) Prueba de tamizaje simplificada para identificar a personas con vision disminuida en paises en desarrollo (A simplified screening test for the identification of individuals with diminished vision in developing countries). Pan American Journal of Public Health, 3(4), pp. 220-226.

Abstract

Simple but effective tests have been produced for screening subjects with low vision in developing countries. These tests of distance and near vision, based on the E test, were evaluated and validated in trials with people aged 4–90 years, and have been field tested in the health, education and rehabilitation services in 32 developing countries. Their sensitivity and specificity as screening tools for low vision have been calculated: sensitivity of 85% and specificity of 96% for the distance vision test, and sensitivity of 100% and specificity of 84% for the near vision test. The content and format of the tests have been demonstrated to be appropriate for developing countries, and their effectiveness for screening for low vision has been confirmed.

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ID Code: 5772
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: j.lovie-kitchin@qut.edu.au
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ISSN: 1020-4989
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 1998 Pan American Health Organization
Deposited On: 11 Dec 2006
Last Modified: 11 Aug 2011 03:47

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