Vision problems following stroke: developing a best practice statement

Tolmie, E. and Stanley, J. (2015) Vision problems following stroke: developing a best practice statement. British Journal of Healthcare Management, 21(7), pp. 326-330. (doi: 10.12968/bjhc.2015.21.7.326)

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An estimated 15 million people worldwide suffer a stroke each year, and in developed countries, survival is increasing. Of those who survive 30 days or more after their first event, many experience stroke-related vision and visual problems. Although screening for such problems after diagnosis of stroke is recommended, no standard method for complying with this recommendation is available. As visual problems are not always recognised by the sufferer, or obvious to others, they can be overlooked. Undetected problems result in distress to the individual and the people important to them, and may result in longer stays in hospital or repeat admissions. Health professionals in the acute care setting need to be aware that there is a risk of visual problems after stroke and have access to best practice guidance for screening, assessment and management of stroke-related visual problems. This paper describes the process used by a multidisciplinary team to develop a best practice statement for screening, assessment and management of vision problems during the acute phase of stroke.

Item Type:Articles
Keywords:Acute stroke • Stroke management • Vision • Screening • Best practice
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Stanley, Miss Jennifer and Tolmie, Dr Elizabeth
Authors: Tolmie, E., and Stanley, J.
College/School:College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences
College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > School of Medicine, Dentistry & Nursing > Nursing and Health Care
Journal Name:British Journal of Healthcare Management
Publisher:M A Healthcare Ltd.
ISSN (Online):1358-0574
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2015 M A Healthcare Ltd.
First Published:First published in the British Journal of Healthcare Management 21(7):326-330
Publisher Policy:Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher

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