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Table 1 Suggested reasons for past non-attendance

From: Incentives in Diabetic Eye Assessment by Screening (IDEAS): study protocol of a three-arm randomized controlled trial using financial incentives to increase screening uptake in London

Suggested reasons for non-attendance  
Forgot  
Didn't know had an appointment  
Didn't get round to coming  
Was out of the country  
Started experiencing problem with eyes  
Did not feel obviously had problems with eyes  
Couldn't get time off work  
Didn't understand why needed to be screened  
Thought optician did it  
Family commitments  
Too ill to attend  
Seen privately  
Problems with transport  
Do not consider themselves diabetic  
Under the care of Hospital Eye Services  
Other - please specify