REASONS FOR DELAYED PRESENTATION AND MANAGEMENT OF RETINOBLASTOMA PATIENTS AT THE KENYATTA NATIONAL HOSPITAL
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Ongoing

Abstract

Background: Retinoblastoma is the commonest intraocular childhood malignancy in the world. It affects mostly children under 5years of age. It is a curable cancer when detected early. Survival rate in developed countries is at 90% compared with less than 50% in developing countries. Delay in presentation and management has been seen as a major contributor affecting outcome. By addressing the factors causing delay, an increase in the survival rate of the affected children is likely.

Objective:  To determine the magnitude of delay and reasons for delay in the presentation and management of retinoblastoma patients at the Kenyatta National Hospital

To determine the knowledge, attitude and practice among parents of retinoblastoma patients at the Kenyatta National Hospital

Methodology: A cross–sectional hospital based study carried out at the Kenyatta National Hospital. Data will be collected from the parents of retinoblastoma patients by filling out a semi-structured questionnaire.  The data will then be analysed using the Statistical Product and Service Solutions (SPSS) version and the Nvivo QSR International version 9.

Collaborators: 

DR IRENE MAKITE

DR KAHAKI KIMANI

DR MARGRET NJUGUNA

Start Month: 
January
Start Year: 
2013
End Month: 
August
End Year: 
2013