Reports and Publications

After completion of each project, Meghrigian Institute provides a detailed final report to donors, which summarizes the process and includes detailed analyses of key findings, validation of findings, achievements, limitations, conclusions, and recommendations for follow-up interventions or studies.

Meghrigian Institute’s reports are provided in English and Armenian languages. The reports are provided for public benefit and may be freely shared with others, provided the source and donor are properly cited. Any other use is a violation of the intellectual property rights of the American University of Armenia and/or the respective donor.

 Reports

1999

 Khachatryan N, Survey of the Regional Ophthalmological Services in Armenia,1999. Yerevan, Armenia: Center for Health Services Research and Development, Garo Meghrigian Eye Institute for Preventive Ophthalmology, November 1999

 2000

 Khachatryan N, Thompson ME, Adamyan M, Summer Camps Visual Impairment Project: Final report to Unites Methodist Relief Society, Yerevan, Armenia, American University of Armenia, Center for Health Services Research, September 2000 {funded by UMCOR/Armenia}

 2002

 * Khachatryan N, Danielyan Y, Thompson ME. Report to UNICEF and Jinishian Memorial Foundation: Boarding School Visual Impairment Project 2002. Yerevan, Armenia: Center for Health Services Research and Development, October 2002. [published in English and Armenian]

 *Khachatryan N, Danielyan Y, Thompson ME.Armavir Health Fair Project: Final Report to American International Health Alliance Armavir Marz–University of Texas Medical Branch Partnership, August 2002

2004

 Najaryan O, Khachatryan N, Thompson ME, Petrosyan V. Strengthening Regional Ophthalmic Services in Gegharkunik Marz: Needs Assessment. Final Report to Lions Clubs International Foundation. Yerevan, Armenia: Center for Health Services Research and Development, Garo Meghrigian Eye Institute for Preventive Ophthalmology, February 2004.

2005

 Najaryan O, Khachatryan N, Thompson ME, Petrosyan V. Human resource development and capacity building for prevention of blindness in Gegharkunik and Tavush marzes of Armenia. Report to Jinishian Memorial Foundation. American University of Armenia, Center for Health Services Research and Development, Garo Meghrigian Eye Institute for Preventive Ophthalmology, April 2005, Yerevan, Armenia.

  Khachatryan N, Thompson ME, Petrosyan V, Najaryan O, Kirakosyan L. The Overview of the Results of the Planning Workshop leading to a National Strategic Plan on Prevention of Blindness (NSP) in Armenia. Report to the Ministry of Health of Republic of Armenia, American University of Armenia, Center for Health Services Research and Development, July 2005 [published in English and Armenian]

 Najaryan O, Khachatryan N, Thompson ME, Petrosyan VStrengthening Regional Ophthalmic Services in Gegharkunik Marz of Armenia: Human Resource Development. Report to Lions Clubs International Foundation. American University of Armenia, Center for Health Services Research and Development, Garo Meghrigian Eye Institute for Preventive Ophthalmology, December 2005, Yerevan, Armenia.

2006

 Sahakayan K, Petrosyan V, Khachatryan N. Major Activities of Garo Meghrigian Eye Institute for Preventive Ophthalmology in 2006. Yerevan, Armenia: Center for Health Services Research and Development, Garo Meghrigian Eye Institute for Preventive Ophthalmology, March 2007.

2007

 Sahakayan K, Petrosyan V, Khachatryan N. Major Activities of Garo Meghrigian Eye Institute for Preventive Ophthalmology in 2007-2008. Yerevan, Armenia: Center for Health Services Research and Development, Garo Meghrigian Eye Institute for Preventive Ophthalmology, April 2008.

2008 – 2010

 Petrosyan V, Khachatryan N. Major Activities of Garo Meghrigian Eye Institute for Preventive Ophthalmology in 2008 – 2010. Yerevan, Armenia: Center for Health Services Research and Development, Garo Meghrigian Eye Institute for Preventive Ophthalmology, April 2010.

2010

Giloyan A, Petrosyan V. Garo Meghrigian Institute for Preventive Ophthalmology – 2010 Annual Report. Garo Meghrigian Institute for Preventive Ophthalmology, Center for Health Services Research and Development, American University of Armenia. Yerevan, Armenia 2011.

2011

*Giloyan A, Harutyunyan T, Petrosyan V. Garo Meghrigian Institute for Preventive Ophthalmology – 2011 Annual Report. Garo Meghrigian Institute for Preventive Ophthalmology, Center for Health Services Research and Development, American University of Armenia. Yerevan, Armenia 2012.

2012

* Giloyan A, Harutyunyan T, Petrosyan V. Garo Meghrigian Institute for Preventive Ophthalmology – 2012 Annual Report. Garo Meghrigian Institute for Preventive Ophthalmology, Center for Health Services Research and Development, American University of Armenia. Yerevan, Armenia 2013.

2013 

* Giloyan A, Harutyunyan T, Petrosyan V. Garo Meghrigian Institute for Preventive Ophthalmology – 2013 Annual Report. Garo Meghrigian Institute for Preventive Ophthalmology, Center for Health Services Research and Development, School of Public Health, American University of Armenia. Yerevan, Armenia

2014

* Giloyan A, Harutyunyan T, Petrosyan V. Garo Meghrigian Institute for Preventive Ophthalmology – 2013 Annual Report. Garo Meghrigian Institute for Preventive Ophthalmology, Center for Health Services Research and Development, School of Public Health, American University of Armenia. Yerevan, Armenia 2014.

2015

* Giloyan A, Harutyunyan T, Petrosyan V. Garo Meghrigian Institute for Preventive Ophthalmology – 2014 Annual Report. Garo Meghrigian Institute for Preventive Ophthalmology, Center for Health Services Research and Development, School of Public Health, American University of Armenia. Yerevan, Armenia 2015.

Publications

  • Khachatryan N. Blindness Prevention Program in Armenia. Vistnik Problem Biologii i Medicini. Ukrainian Academy of Science, December 2000, vol. 5-6: 88-92
  • Khachatryan N. Regional Ophthalmic Services in Armenia. Medical Science of Armenia. Armenian Academy of Science, April 2001, vol. XLI (1): 121-125
  • Khachatryan N, Adamyan M. Prevalence and risk factors of eye diseases among school age children in summer camps of Armenia. Clinical & Experimental Ophthalmology. April 2002, Volume 30, Supplement: A263
  • Khachatryan N, Adamyan M. Ophthalmic screening among vulnerable school age children in summer camps of Armenia. Medical Science of Armenia. July 2002, vol.XLII (2):104-111
  • Khachatryan N, Adamyan M, Thompson ME. Prevalence and risk factors of eye diseases among school age children in summer camps of Armenia. 29th International Congress of Ophthalmology, Sydney, Australia, 21-25 April 2002 [poster]
  • Naira Khachatryan, Ovsanna Najaryan, Lilith Kirakosyan, Varsenik Hakobyan. Public Health Ophthalmology Course for Eye Care Professionals in Armenia. XXYII ASPHER Annual Conference, Yerevan, Armenia, September 2005 [Oral presentation]
  • Kirakosyan L, Hakobyan V, Najaryan O, Khachatryan N, Thompson M. Two day training courses for the village ambulatory nurses. Educating the public health workforce: Development perspectives for the European and Mediterranean regions: Abstracts of the 27th annual ASPHER conference, Yerevan, Armenia, Sept 2005 [poster]
  • Kirakosyan L. Eye care services in Armenia. Academy of Ophthalmology Annual Meeting in Chicago, Illinois. Foundation of the American Academy of Ophthalmology Rotary Club Host Project, October 2005 [oral presentation]
  • Khachatryan N, Najaryan O, Petrosyan V, Thompson M. Rapid assessment of cataract surgical services (RACSS) in Gegharkunik Marz (province) of Armenia: results of a population based survey. Accepted for XXX International Congress of Ophthalmology, Sao Paulo, Brazil, February 2006 [oral presentation]
  • Khachatryan N, Thompson M, Navoyan G. Impact of Blindness and Low Vision on Quality of Life: Armavir Health Fair Project. Accepted for XXX International Congress of Ophthalmology, Sao Paulo, Brazil, February 2006 [poster]
  • Garo Meghrigian Institute for Preventive Ophthalmology, Center for Health Services Research and Development, School of Public Health, American University of Armenia. Educational materials on controlling diabetes and preventing diabetic retinopathy for patients with diabetes (brochure), Yerevan, Armenia 2012. [Published in Armenian].
  • Garo Meghrigian Institute for Preventive Ophthalmology, Center for Health Services Research and Development, School of Public Health, American University of Armenia. Educational materials on diagnosis and treatment of diabetic retinopathy for patients with diabetic retinopathy (leaflet), Yerevan, Armenia 2012. [Published in Armenian].
  • Giloyan A, Harutyunyan T, Petrosyan V. The prevalence of and major risk factors associated with diabetic retinopathy in Gegharkunik region of Armenia, 2012. 6th European Public Health Conference. Brussels, November 13-16, 2013. [poster]
  • Giloyan A, Harutyunyan T, Petrosyan V. The prevalence of and major risk factors associated with diabetic retinopathy in Gegharkunik region of Armenia, 2012. Volume 23, Supplement 1, page 253, Oxford University Press, 2013.
  • Giloyan A, Petrosyan V. Refractive errors and nutritional status among socially vulnerable school children in Yerevan, Armenia. 7th European Public Health Conference. Glasgow, Scotland, the United Kingdom, November 19-22, 2014. [pitch presentation]
  • Giloyan A, Petrosyan V. Refractive errors and nutritional status among socially vulnerable school children in Yerevan, Armenia. European Journal of Public Health. Volume 24, Supplement 2, page 69, Oxford University Press, 2014.
  • Giloyan, A., Harutyunyan T., Petrosyan V. Visual impairment and depression among socially vulnerable older adults in Armenia. Aging & Mental Health 2015 Feb;19(2):175-81. doi: 10.1080/13607863.2014.920298. Epub 2014 Jun 5.
  • Giloyan A, Harutyunyan T, and Petrosyan V. The prevalence of and major risk factors associated with diabetic retinopathy in Gegharkunik province of Armenia: a cross-sectional study. BMC Ophthalmology 2015 Apr 30, 15:46 doi:10.1186/s12886-015-0032-0
  • Giloyan A, Harutyunyan T, Petrosyan V. Risk Factors for Developing Myopia among Schoolchildren in Yerevan and Gegharkunik province. European Journal of Public Health (2015) 25 (suppl 3): ckv176.223 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/eurpub/ckv176.223 First published online: 6 October 2015, page 457.
  • Giloyan A, Harutyunyan T, Petrosyan V. Risk Factors for Developing Myopia among Schoolchildren in Yerevan and Gegharkunik province.  8th European Public Health Conference. Milan, Italy, October 14-17, 2015. [poster presentation]
  • Giloyan A, Harutyunyan T, and Petrosyan V. Risk Factors for Developing Myopia among Schoolchildren in Yerevan and Gegharkunik Province, Armenia. Ophthalmic Epidemiology. 2016 Dec 29:1-7. doi:10.1080/09286586.2016.1257028.
  • Giloyan A,  Harutyunyan T, Petrosyan V. Vision related quality of life among adult population living in Nagorno Karabagh. The European Journal of Public Health Nov 2016, 26 (suppl 1); DOI:10.1093/eurpub/ckw174.110,  http://eurpub.oxfordjournals.org/content/26/suppl_1/ckw174.110
  • Giloyan A, Harutyunyan T, Petrosyan V. Vision related quality of life among adult population living in Nagorno Karabagh. 9th European Public Health Conference. Vienna, Austria, November 9-12, 2016. [poster walk]