Trachoma: evaluation of a new grading scheme in the United Republic of Tanzania

H. R. Taylor, S. K. West, S. Katala, A. Foster

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Abstract

A new simplified grading system for trachoma, which is based on the presence or absence of five selected key signs, has been assessed. The level of inter-observer variation and of variation for individual observers (intra-observer variation) showed that the system had good reproducibility following a training period that included interactive clinical teaching. The grading scheme was quickly learned by experienced ophthalmologists and auxiliary health personnel (ophthalmic nurses). The scheme should therefore be suitable for widespread application in field surveys of trachoma.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)485-488
Number of pages4
JournalBulletin of the World Health Organization
Volume65
Issue number4
StatePublished - Jan 1 1987

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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