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dc.titleCoping with dry eyes: A qualitative approach
dc.contributor.authorYeo, S
dc.contributor.authorTong, L
dc.date.accessioned2020-10-27T10:15:18Z
dc.date.available2020-10-27T10:15:18Z
dc.date.issued2018
dc.identifier.citationYeo, S, Tong, L (2018). Coping with dry eyes: A qualitative approach. BMC Ophthalmology 18 (1) : 8. ScholarBank@NUS Repository. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12886-018-0671-z
dc.identifier.issn14712415
dc.identifier.urihttps://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/181220
dc.description.abstractBackground: Dry eye is a common problem that affects many people worldwide, reducing quality of life and impacting daily activities. A qualitative approach often used in medicine and other disciplines is used to evaluate how people with dry eye cope with this impact. Methods: Six focus group sessions were conducted at the Singapore National Eye Centre (SNEC), premises of an eye research institute. These focus groups consist of a spectrum of dry eye sufferers (30 women, 8 men, aged 61 ± 11.8 years). Standard methods of coding followed by determination of themes were adhered to. Where classification was difficult, consensus was made between 3 assessors. Results: Audio-recorded transcripts were coded in 10 themes by 3 assessors independently. Four of the themes involved traditional measures such as lid warming, cleansing, lubrication and oral dietary supplements. The other themes discovered were Traditional Chinese Medicine, modification of eye-care habits (e.g. wearing sunglasses), environmental humidity, lifestyle (e.g. sleeping habits), psychological attitude, and lastly sharing and communication. Conclusion: Holistic coping strategies were found to be prominent in dry eye sufferers from these focus groups, and people tend to find personalised ways of coping with the impact of dry eye on daily living. © 2018 The Author(s).
dc.rightsAttribution 4.0 International
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
dc.sourceUnpaywall 20201031
dc.subjectadult
dc.subjectaged
dc.subjectcoping behavior
dc.subjectdry eye
dc.subjectfemale
dc.subjecthuman
dc.subjectincidence
dc.subjectinformation processing
dc.subjectmale
dc.subjectmiddle aged
dc.subjectphilosophy
dc.subjectprocedures
dc.subjectpsychology
dc.subjectquality of life
dc.subjectquestionnaire
dc.subjectSingapore
dc.subjectvery elderly
dc.subjectAdaptation, Psychological
dc.subjectAdult
dc.subjectAged
dc.subjectAged, 80 and over
dc.subjectDry Eye Syndromes
dc.subjectFemale
dc.subjectFocus Groups
dc.subjectHolistic Health
dc.subjectHumans
dc.subjectIncidence
dc.subjectMale
dc.subjectMiddle Aged
dc.subjectQuality of Life
dc.subjectSingapore
dc.subjectSurveys and Questionnaires
dc.typeArticle
dc.contributor.departmentDUKE-NUS MEDICAL SCHOOL
dc.description.doi10.1186/s12886-018-0671-z
dc.description.sourcetitleBMC Ophthalmology
dc.description.volume18
dc.description.issue1
dc.description.page8
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