|Start Date||September 2014|
|End Date||September 2015|
|Funding||£13,000Royal College of Nursing, International Glaucoma Association|
Royal College of Nursing, International Glaucoma Association
|Project Team||Prof Janet Marsden
Prof Josie Tetley
|External Providers and Collaborators||University Hospital of South Manchester NHS Foundation Trust|
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.
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: