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Table 4 Barriers for DR screening as perceived by non-ophthalmic health care providers

From: Knowledge, attitude and practice among non-ophthalmic health care providers regarding eye management of diabetics in private sector of Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

No Practice related Questions Yes No Not sure
Number Percentage Number Percentage Number Percentage
1 Busy in other health issues 194 54.6 107 30.1 54 15.2
2 Lack of resources 267 75.2 67 18.9 21 5.9
3 Policy for PHC conflict with mydriasis at PHCs 170 47.9 97 27.3 88 24.8
4 Lack of adequate training 245 69.0 78 22.0 32 9.0
5 Forgot how to examine retina 176 49.6 133 37.5 46 13.0
6 Fear of precipitating glaucoma in patients 158 44.5 120 33.8 77 21.7
7 Non-cooperation of diabetic patients 123 34.6 112 31.5 120 33.8
8 Gender issue for DR screening 154 43.4 100 28.2 101 28.5