Research Paper

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


Abstract :

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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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 INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF PURE MEDICAL RESEARCH : Volume-4 | Issue-6 | June-2019


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