Indian Journal of Community Medicine


Year
: 1999  |  Volume : 24  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 36--39

A Study To Evaluate Skills Of Ophthalmic Assistants For Assessment Of Cup Disc Ratio


J.S Malik 
 

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Research question: 1. Whether paramedical ophthalmic assistants can be trained to examine vertical cup disc ratio? 2. Can the PMO As detect abnormal cup disc ratio after training? Objectives: 1. T o train ophthalmic assistants in cup disc ratio examination 2. To evaluate skills of trained ophthalmic assistants in cup disc ratio examination Study design: Cross sectional Setting: OPD of Ophthalmology department, Pt. B.D. Sharma PGIMS, Rohtak Participants: Five paramedical ophthalmic assistants, one ophthalmologist and 322 patients above 40 years of age. Statistical analysis: Sensitivity, specificity, Kappa values. Results: Data analysis of 322 cases was found by PMO As and ophthalmologist revealed sensitivity between 50-65% and specificity between 84.5-92.62%. A good agreement was found among all the examiners on computation of Kappa Values. It was concluded that ophthalmic assistants can examine vertical cup disc ratio after five days training.


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Malik J. A Study To Evaluate Skills Of Ophthalmic Assistants For Assessment Of Cup Disc Ratio.Indian J Community Med 1999;24:36-39


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