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Targeting modifiable risk factors in age-related macular degeneration in optometric practice in Sweden

Overview of attention for article published in Clinical Optometry, April 2017
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56 news outlets
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21 tweeters
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2 Facebook pages

Citations

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Title
Targeting modifiable risk factors in age-related macular degeneration in optometric practice in Sweden
Published in
Clinical Optometry, April 2017
DOI 10.2147/opto.s129942
Pubmed ID
Authors

Lene Martin

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to investigate the extent to which ophthalmologists and optometrists in Sweden recommend the use of nutritional supplements, changes in diet, or smoking cessation to patients who are at risk of or with signs of age-related macular degeneration (AMD). In addition, this study also examined how these practitioners rate the strength of evidence for nutritional supplements in AMD management and which sources of information they consult to determine supplement recommendations for the prevention or treatment of AMD. This study implemented a cross-sectional design using data from a questionnaire. All Swedish optometrists and ophthalmologists who were registered in the membership databases of their respective professional organizations were invited to participate. The questionnaire contained 18 forced choice questions and one free text question and was organized into the following four sections: use of nutritional supplements, dietary advice, smoking and eye diseases, and strength of evidence and the sources of information regarding nutritional supplement interventions. The response rate was 40.3% for optometrists and 5% for ophthalmologists. Optometrists were more likely than ophthalmologists to recommend nutritional supplements in AMD and provided significantly more advice about diet than did the ophthalmologists for both patients at risk for AMD and those with established disease. The ophthalmologists were more likely than the optometrists to rely on the findings from the age-related eye disease studies of AMD regarding treatment with and selection of supplements and to recommend smoking cessation. Common evidence-based strategies for AMD management among eye care professionals would presumably be beneficial for AMD patients. Targeted education and implementation strategies may be needed.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 8 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Librarian 2 25%
Student > Ph. D. Student 1 13%
Unspecified 1 13%
Other 1 13%
Student > Master 1 13%
Other 0 0%
Unknown 2 25%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 4 50%
Nursing and Health Professions 1 13%
Unspecified 1 13%
Unknown 2 25%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 466. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 13 April 2018.
All research outputs
#17,048
of 12,802,184 outputs
Outputs from Clinical Optometry
#1
of 59 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#953
of 260,012 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Clinical Optometry
#1
of 6 outputs
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