Should trichiasis surgery be offered in the village? A community randomised trial of village vs. health centre-based surgery.

@article{Bowman2000ShouldTS,
  title={Should trichiasis surgery be offered in the village? A community randomised trial of village vs. health centre-based surgery.},
  author={Richard Bowman and Osamu Soma and Ne{\^a}l Alexander and Paul Milligan and JanetD. Rowley and Hannah Faal and Allen Foster and Robin L. Bailey and Gordon J. Johnson},
  journal={Tropical medicine & international health : TM & IH},
  year={2000},
  volume={5 8},
  pages={528-33}
}
INTRODUCTION Surgery for trachomatous trichiasis prevents blindness and is advocated by the WHO as part of the SAFE strategy for the global elimination of trachoma. We conducted a randomised community trial to investigate the effect of providing surgery in villages on surgical uptake in The Gambia. METHODS 56 villages from two divisions were assigned to eight pairs of clusters matched by geographical division and proximity. One cluster from each pair was randomly assigned to receive village… CONTINUE READING

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