Visual function and quality of life among patients with glaucoma.
This study determines the relation between visual field impairment, visual functioning, and global quality of life in patients with glaucoma.
Binocular visual field impairment was calculated from simultaneous Esterman visual field testing using the Humphrey automated perimeter.
Visual acuity impairment, defined with the American Medical Association's Guides to the Evaluation of Permanent Impairment ; visual functioning, measured with the VF-14 and the field test version of the National Eye Institute-Visual Functioning Questionnaire ; and global quality of life, assessed with the Medical Outcomes Study 36-Item Short Form Health Survey, were determined in 147 consecutive patients with glaucoma.
None of the Medical Outcomes Study 36-Item Short Form Health Survey domains demonstrated more than a weak correlation with visual field impairment.
The VF-14 scores were moderately correlated (r=-0.58).
Of the National Eye Institute-Visual Functioning Questionnaire scales, peripheral vision (r=-0.60), distance activities (r=-0.56), and vision-specific dependency (r=-0.56) were moderately correlated with visual field impairment ; vision-specific social functioning, near activities, vision-specific role difficulties, general vision, vision-specific mental health, color vision, and driving were modestly correlated with visual field impairment. (...)
Mots-clés Pascal : Glaucome, Qualité vie, Acuité visuelle, Questionnaire, Enquête, Floride, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Epidémiologie, Homme, Oeil pathologie
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Glaucoma (eye), Quality of life, Visual acuity, Questionnaire, Survey, Florida, United States, North America, America, Epidemiology, Human, Eye disease
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 98-0012997
Code Inist : 002B09J. Création : 17/04/1998.