May 2008
Volume 49, Issue 13
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ARVO Annual Meeting Abstract  |   May 2008
The Need for Diabetes Eye Education in the Vietnamese-American Population
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • P. N. Nguyen
    Biological Sciences, University of California, Davis, Davis, California
  • G. Wu
    Ophthalmology, Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, California
  • Q. M. Nguyen
    Biological Sciences, University of California, Irvine, Irvine, California
  • N. Nguyen
    Biology, De Anza College, Cupertino, California
  • D. Pham Le
    Physiology, San Francisco State University, San Francisco, California
  • M. C. Wang
    Department of Psychology, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts
  • C. S. Wang
    Ophthalmology, Los Gatos Community Hospital, Los Gatos, California
  • R. Garcia
    Applied Mathematics, University of California, Berkeley, Berkeley, California
  • Footnotes
    Commercial Relationships  P.N. Nguyen, None; G. Wu, None; Q.M. Nguyen, None; N. Nguyen, None; D. Pham Le, None; M.C. Wang, None; C.S. Wang, None; R. Garcia, None.
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Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science May 2008, Vol.49, 2142. doi:https://doi.org/
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      P. N. Nguyen, G. Wu, Q. M. Nguyen, N. Nguyen, D. Pham Le, M. C. Wang, C. S. Wang, R. Garcia; The Need for Diabetes Eye Education in the Vietnamese-American Population. Invest. Ophthalmol. Vis. Sci. 2008;49(13):2142. doi: https://doi.org/.

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Abstract

Purpose: : We devised a questionnaire (QN) to assess the level of knowledge of DM in the VN and Caucasian (C) communities in San Jose, CA.

Methods: : Participants were given a QN of 11 questions concerning DM: health risks, frequency of visits to a physician, and family history. QNs were distributed to schools, colleges, churches, community centers in San Jose, CA.Results: 200 QN were analyzed; 100 C avg age=32.7yrs+6; 100 VN avg age=41.51yrs+11.78. All

Keywords: diabetes • clinical (human) or epidemiologic studies: health care delivery/economics/manpower • detection 
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