Living with age-related macular degeneration treatment:Patient experiences of being treated with ranibizumab (Lucentis) intravitreal injections

Thetford, Clare and Hodge, Suzanne and Harding, Simon and Taylor, Sandra and Knox, Paul (2013) Living with age-related macular degeneration treatment:Patient experiences of being treated with ranibizumab (Lucentis) intravitreal injections. British Journal of Visual Impairment, 31 (2). pp. 89-101. ISSN 0264-6196

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Abstract

This study reports the results of a qualitative study of patient experiences of receiving treatment for wet age-related macular degeneration with ranibizumab (Lucentis)(R). Treatment involved monthly hospital visits for assessment and, where required, an intravitreal Lucentis injection. Qualitative narrative interviews were conducted with 22 patients, 18 of whom received treatment and were interviewed at two points during their treatment journey. Interviews allowed participants to reflect on their experiences of being assessed for and receiving this treatment. Overall, treated participants reported that while they had been apprehensive about treatment, the actual experience of it was far less unpleasant than they had expected. However, the data also revealed a number of issues surrounding the provision of information about treatment, as well as service delivery issues, which had considerable impact upon their experience.

Item Type:
Journal Article
Journal or Publication Title:
British Journal of Visual Impairment
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62508
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Deposited On:
21 Feb 2013 11:12
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Yes
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Published
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10 Jul 2020 02:50