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Lee and Park: Development of Telephone Consultation Algorithm for Patient Discharged with Ophthalmic Disease



This methodological study was done to develop a telephone consultation algorithms and practice guidelines for patient discharged with ophthalmic diseases.


The ophthalmic problems of the patients were identified and expert knowledge on managing the problems was acquired. Algorithms and practice guidelines were developed based on the expert knowledge. The content validity of algorithms and practice guidelines was evaluated by the experts.


The preliminary algorithms and practice guidelines were developed from 60 detailed signs and symptoms and 45 nursing interventions. The experts agreed that 57 detailed signs and symptoms linked with nursing interventions were valid, with the content validity index over 80%. Meeting with nurse experts and ophthalmologists was convened to review the rest of the 3 detailed signs and symptoms linked with nursing interventions. Finally, 60 detailed signs and symptoms and 46 nursing interventions were confirmed.


This study suggests that the algorithms and practice guidelines are effective decision-making tools and utilization of these algorithms and practice guidelines is expected to improve the quality of clinical nursing and patient satisfaction.

Figures and Tables

Figure 1
Study procedures
Figure 2
Telephone consultation process of ophthalmological patients
Figure 3
Flow diagram of nursing intervention algorithms for eye pain
Table 1
Reference lists for items of interventions with ophthalmological patients
Table 2
Modified recommendations for he practice guidelines after expert validation
Table 3
Nursing interventions for eye pain


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