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Table 2 Data items

From: Effectiveness of interventions to increase uptake and completion of treatment for diabetic retinopathy in low- and middle-income countries: a rapid review protocol

Data categories Example data outcomes
Publication characteristics Authors, title, publication date, journal citation
Study characteristics Design
Dates of data collection
Population characteristics Country
Population demographics (age, gender)
Sample size
Intervention characteristics Setting (rural/urban, community/hospital)
Intervention target: patients, providers, policy-makers
Treatment indication: pan retinal laser photocoagulation (PRP) for PDR, focal laser, intravitreal anti-VEGF or steroids for DMO
Treatment completion guideline, e.g. number of laser sessions, number of burns and number of injections
Type of intervention, e.g. guidelines, treatment regime, educational programmes, financial subsidies, follow-up prompts and reminders, ongoing quality assurance and improvement processes, electronic patient management
Factors associated with uptake/completion of treatment: provider and patient
Outcomes Proportion of patients initiating treatment for DR and/or DMO among those to whom it is recommended
Proportion of patients completing treatment for DR and/or DMO among those to whom it is recommended
Proportion of patients completing treatment for DR and/or DMO among those initiating treatment
Number and proportion of DR and/or DMO rounds from the recommended treatment protocol completed per patient
Cost-effectiveness of intervention to increase DR/DMO treatment uptake or completion