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Nurses’ Knowledge and Awareness of Glaucoma Management in Care Home Settings

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Project Fact File

Start DateSeptember 2014
End DateSeptember 2015
Funding£13,000Royal College of Nursing, International Glaucoma Association
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Royal College of Nursing, International Glaucoma Association

Project TeamProf Janet Marsden
Prof Josie Tetley
Donna Davenport
External Providers and CollaboratorsUniversity Hospital of South Manchester NHS Foundation Trust

Principal Investigator


Project Details


The purpose of this study is to explore what nurses working in care homes understand about glaucoma and how this long-term condition can affect the health and wellbeing of older people. As there is little evidence about glaucoma management in long-term care settings, this study will generate baseline knowledge of formal carers’ knowledge of this condition and their everyday practice in relation to the care of people with this long-term condition.

Aims and Objectives

The main aim is to gain insight into nurses’ knowledge and practice of glaucoma management for older people in care homes.

The objectives of the study are to:


The study will be an explorative, mixed methods study in which 24 nurses will be interviewed using a semi-structured interview schedule. Findings from the interviews will be used to develop a glaucoma knowledge, understanding and attitudes questionnaire. This will be used to evaluate a study day with 40 nurses.


As a result of the project the following outcomes/results are anticipated.

Outcomes impact for nursing:


Possible outcomes/long-term impact for patients: