Influencing factors on compliance of timely visits among patients with proliferative diabetic retinopathy in southern China: a qualitative study

@inproceedings{Duan2017InfluencingFO,
  title={Influencing factors on compliance of timely visits among patients with proliferative diabetic retinopathy in southern China: a qualitative study},
  author={Fang Duan and Yuhong Liu and Xiang Chen and Nathan Congdon and Jian Zhang and Qianyun Chen and Lingling Chen and Xi Chen and Xiulan Zhang and Chengpu Yu and Yizhi Liu},
  booktitle={BMJ open},
  year={2017}
}
OBJECTIVE To identify the reasons for low adherence among patients with diabetic retinopathy (DR) in southern China using a qualitative method. METHODS Exploratory indepth interviews were conducted in 27 diabetic patients with proliferative diabetic retinopathy who required vitrectomy surgery at Zhongshan Ophthalmic Centre, Sun Yat-sen University, from March to August 2015. Qualitative data analysis and research software (ATLAS.ti7) was used for data processing and analysis. RESULTS Factors… CONTINUE READING