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Pediatric glaucoma medical therapy: who more accurately reports medication adherence, the caregiver or the child?

Overview of attention for article published in Clinical Ophthalmology, November 2015
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Title
Pediatric glaucoma medical therapy: who more accurately reports medication adherence, the caregiver or the child?
Published in
Clinical Ophthalmology, November 2015
DOI 10.2147/opth.s93038
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Authors

Kelly Muir, Daniel Moore, Rebecca Neustein, Sarah Jones, Alan Robin

Abstract

As they grow older, most children with glaucoma must eventually face the transition to self-administering medications. We previously reported factors associated with better or worse medication adherence in children with glaucoma, using an objective, electronic monitor. Utilizing the same data set, the purpose of the current study was to determine whose report (the caregiver's or the child's) corresponded better with electronically monitored adherence. Of the 46 participants (22 girls), the mean age of children primarily responsible, and caregiver primarily responsible for medication administration was 15±2 and 10±2 years, respectively. For the children whose caregiver regularly administered the eyedrops, the caregiver's assessment of drop adherence was associated with measured adherence (P=0.012), but the child's was not (P=0.476). For the children who self-administered eyedrops, neither the child's (P=0.218) nor the caregiver's (P=0.395) assessment was associated with measured percent adherence. This study highlights potential errors when relying on self-reporting of compliance in patients and caregivers with pediatric glaucoma, particularly when the child is responsible for administering their own eyedrops. Frank discussions about the importance of medication adherence and how to improve compliance may help both the child and caregiver better communicate with the treating provider.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 9 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 2 22%
Student > Doctoral Student 1 11%
Other 1 11%
Student > Ph. D. Student 1 11%
Lecturer > Senior Lecturer 1 11%
Other 1 11%
Unknown 2 22%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 3 33%
Nursing and Health Professions 2 22%
Computer Science 1 11%
Unknown 3 33%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 3. 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 26 July 2016.
All research outputs
#3,624,735
of 12,488,808 outputs
Outputs from Clinical Ophthalmology
#259
of 1,597 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#100,344
of 341,793 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Clinical Ophthalmology
#13
of 74 outputs
Altmetric has tracked 12,488,808 research outputs across all sources so far. This one is in the 49th percentile – i.e., 49% of other outputs scored the same or lower than it.
So far Altmetric has tracked 1,597 research outputs from this source. They receive a mean Attention Score of 3.2. This one has done well, scoring higher than 77% of its peers.
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We're also able to compare this research output to 74 others from the same source and published within six weeks on either side of this one. This one has done well, scoring higher than 81% of its contemporaries.