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133 e-Letters

  • Patient Satisfaction Questionnaire - Further validation required
    Lesley Roberts
    Dear Editor:

    Grogan et al[1] report that their Patient Satisfaction Questionnaire (PSQ) is a valid and internally reliable tool for assessing patient satisfaction with primary care services despite the acknowledgement in their discussion that further research is required to confirm other aspects of reliability and validity. We feel that their conclusion is premature.

    Having recently been involved in the valida...

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  • Re: Retinopathy Screening: an opportunity for intervention
    Arabella Melville

    Dear Editor:

    I agree that every opportunity should be taken to discuss with patients with diabetes how they can reduce the risk of complications, and that screening can present one such opportunity. However, because the effectiveness of this approach has not been tested in an RCT, it was not included in the review on which this Effective Health Care Bulletin was based.

  • Retinopathy Screening: an opportunity for intervention
    David Kinshuck
    Dear Editor

    The authors point out the effectiveness and need for retinopathy screening and foot care in diabetes. However, as in much of the "screening" literature, the opportunity for intervention during the screening visit is not ephasised.

    We know that by achieving an HbA1c of 6% and blood pressure of 130/80 or below, not smoking, and having a hyperlipidaemia treated, most retinopathy could be avoided or delayed (U...

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