Trachomatous Trichiasis (TT) surgical quality outcome audit in Hadiya zone and Yem special district, Southern Ethiopia.
Getachew Gebreselassie, Dawit Seyum, Dr. Alemayehu Sisay, Temesgen Kabeto
Introduction: Trachoma is the leading infectious causes of blindness Worldwide. Trachomatous Trichiasis (TT) is a consequence of progression of conjunctival scarring caused by recurrent infection of Chlamydia Trachomatis. Most attention has focused on increasing the quantity of Trachomatous Trichiasis (TT) surgery performed. A surgical audit by those performing Trachomatous Trichiasis (TT) surgery is not a routine part of any national trachoma control program, and no effective mechanism exists for identifying surgeons experiencing poor outcomes Methods: Lot Quality Assurance Sampling (LQAS) methodology used to develop an audit tool for assessing the outcome of the TT surgery in terms of postoperative Trachomatous Trichiasis (TT). Result: 59 (74%) Female and 21(26%) Male were audited. 90% of the audited beneficiary from East Badwacho district has well corrected and most (95%) of the audit beneficiaries from Yem special districts have well corrected. Based on the finding, both TT surgeons were categorized under a POST-OP TT recurrence < 10% (definitely acceptable). Conclusion: TT surgeons with Post Op Trachomatous Trichiasis (TT) will guide a manager for remedial intervention such as retraining, Coaching/mentoring and supportive supervision
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