Revista Médica Electrónica
On-line version ISSN 1684-1824
GONZALEZ DELGADO, Rosa Idalmis and BARRERAS RIVERA, Diancys. Proposal of a methodological activities system in elder people's ophthalmologic diagnosing and treating. Ophthalmologic Center José Martí, Ballenita, Ecuador. February-December, 2008. Rev. Med. Electrón. [online]. 2010, vol.32, n.5, pp. 0-0. ISSN 1684-1824.
We carried out a quasi experimental explicative study, with the objective of designing a system of educative activities to improve the integrated diagnosing and treatment of the ophthalmologic diseases of the geriatric patients at the ophthalmologic clinic José Martí, Ecuador, in the period from January to December 2008. 8 residents, 2 specialists in General Integral Medicine and 1 optometrist, who carry out active and passive investigations, answered our questionnaires. We created a focal group integrated by Ophthalmology specialists, a druggist and the director of the clinic, to design the therapeutic protocols and a plan of advanced activities to improve the ocular illnesses knowledge among physicians and patients. Recommendations were given to increase facultative advisement, with the participation of elder patients, to improve these patients' health education and an action program for precocious diagnosis and intervention. Once the system applied, we stated the application of the integrated therapeutic protocols of the ophthalmologic diseases more frequently diagnosed in the clinic through an optic/instrumental ophthalmologic examination.
Keywords : EYE INFECTIONS [diagnosis]; EYE INFECTIONS [therapy]; EYE INFECTIONS [prevention & control]; HEALTH PERSONNEL [education]; CLINICAL PROTOCOLS ; KNOWLEDGE, ATTITUDES, PRACTICE ; HEALTH FACILITIES ; EPIDEMIOLOGY, EXPERIMENTAL ; HUMANS; ADULT; AGED ; ECUADOR.