Visual function and quality of life among patients with glaucoma

Richard K. Parrish, Steven J. Gedde, Ingrid U. Scott, William J. Feuer, Joyce C. Schiffman, Carol M. Mangione, Alejandra Montenegro-Piniella

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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 (r value between -0.32 and - 0.55); visual pain was weakly correlated with visual field impairment; and general health and vision-specific expectations were not notably correlated with visual field impairment. Statistically adjusting for visual acuity weakened the correlations. The Medical Outcomes Study 36- Item Short Form Health Survey indicated that our patients with glaucoma were comparable with previously studied patients without severe systemic medical problems. However, the Medical Outcomes Study 36-Item Short Form Health Survey scores did not correlate with visual field impairment in our study. Based on the moderate correlation between binocular visual field impairment with the VF- 14 and the National Eye Institute-Visual Functioning Questionnaire, these questionnaires may be useful among patients with glaucoma.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1447-1455
Number of pages9
JournalArchives of Ophthalmology
Volume115
Issue number11
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1997

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Vision Disorders
Visual Fields
Glaucoma
Quality of Life
National Eye Institute (U.S.)
Health Surveys
Outcome Assessment (Health Care)
Visual Acuity
Color Vision
American Medical Association
Mental Health
Pain
Surveys and Questionnaires

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Parrish, R. K., Gedde, S. J., Scott, I. U., Feuer, W. J., Schiffman, J. C., Mangione, C. M., & Montenegro-Piniella, A. (1997). Visual function and quality of life among patients with glaucoma. Archives of Ophthalmology, 115(11), 1447-1455. https://doi.org/10.1001/archopht.1997.01100160617016
Parrish, Richard K. ; Gedde, Steven J. ; Scott, Ingrid U. ; Feuer, William J. ; Schiffman, Joyce C. ; Mangione, Carol M. ; Montenegro-Piniella, Alejandra. / Visual function and quality of life among patients with glaucoma. In: Archives of Ophthalmology. 1997 ; Vol. 115, No. 11. pp. 1447-1455.
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