Weighing in on Canadian school-based vision screening: A call for action
作者: Bennett, Katie P.Maloney, Wendy
作者单位: 1Faculty of Medicine, Memorial University of Newfoundland, St. John’s, NL
2Eastern Health, Manager of Public Health – Peninsulas, Bonavista, NL
刊名: Can J Public Health, 2017, Vol.108 (4), pp.e421-e426
来源数据库: Canadian Public Health Association
DOI: 10.17269/cjph.108.6062
关键词: Vision screeningpublic health surveillanceschool health servicesstrabismuschild health
原始语种摘要: Vision-screening programs are designed to detect common causes of visual impairment and increase the likelihood of early diagnosis and treatment. In the health authority Eastern Health – Newfoundland and Labrador, public health leaders raised a concern about the efficiency and effectiveness of the current non-routine, opportunistic vision screening protocol for school-aged children. An environmental scan of screening practices and programs across Canada was conducted, yielding a wide range of inconsistencies with respect to program type, target population, and screening tools. A significant gap in evidence-based research into universal vision-screening programs for the school-aged population (6+) was also noted. In light of these findings (both in practice and research), we recommend that...
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  • school 学校
  • screening 筛分
  • vision 视力
  • action 行为
  • practice 实践
  • conclude 结论
  • country 地方
  • evidence 
  • protocol 日态
  • research