Increasing engagement of African American patients with glaucoma during medical encounters: Creation of a pre-visit video

Betsy Sleath, Scott A. Davis, Delesha M. Carpenter, Alan L. Robin, Kelly W. Muir, Charles Lee, Nacire Garcia, Donald L. Budenz

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Abstract

SIGNIFICANCE The developed video can be accessed by African American patients with glaucoma from across the United States on YouTube to learn why it is important to ask eye care providers any questions they might have about glaucoma and/or its treatment. PURPOSE Our objective was to develop an educational video for African Americans with glaucoma to watch before their ophthalmology office visits to help motivate them to be actively involved in their care. METHODS The Social Cognitive Theory guided the development of the video. We conducted three focus groups with African American patients with glaucoma and three focus groups with providers who care for African American patients with glaucoma. The research team reviewed the transcripts of the focus groups and then developed a plan for video production. RESULTS The themes that both patients and providers felt should be covered in the video to motivate patient question-asking included the following: what is glaucoma, glaucoma treatment, glaucoma testing, and treatment adherence. Based on focus group results, the resulting video had one male African American physician and four African American patients covering the themes that emerged. CONCLUSIONS Ophthalmologists and African Americans with glaucoma gave us excellent insight into developing videos to increase patient involvement during their visits.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)503-508
Number of pages6
JournalOptometry and Vision Science
Volume97
Issue number7
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 1 2020

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ophthalmology
  • Optometry

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