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Risk factors for poor vision-related quality of life among cataract patients. Evaluation of baseline data.
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PMID:  23150044     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
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BACKGROUND: Our study aims to investigate the possible risk factors for poor vision-related quality of life in patients scheduled to undergo phacoemulsification. METHODS: Participants in our study were 220 patients who were eligible for phacoemulsification cataract surgery. All participants underwent a routine ophthalmological examination and completed the Visual Function Questionnaire-25 (VFQ-25), which encompasses 12 subscales and the composite score. Sociodemographic and lifestyle parameters were evaluated as potential risk factors for low VFQ-25 composite score, as well as subscale scores. Multivariate regression analysis was performed. RESULTS: Composite score did not exhibit any significant associations. General Health subscale score was positively associated with higher educational level. Patients who currently worked presented with lower Vision Specific Mental Health subscale score (OR: 0.33, 95 % CI: 0.18 to 0.63). Vision Specific Role Difficulties subscale score was positively associated with exercise (OR: 1.89, 95 % CI: 1.30 to 2.75). Vision Specific Dependency subscale score was independently positively associated with marital status (married vs single/widowed/divorced, OR: 1.83, 95 % CI: 1.08 to 3.12) but inversely with current working status (OR: 0.40, 95 % CI: 0.20 to 0.79). Males exhibited lower Peripheral Vision subscale score compared with females (OR: 0.19, 95 % CI: 0.04 to 0.91). CONCLUSIONS: Baseline vision-related quality of life in cataract patients presenting for surgery seems affected by inherent sociodemographic and lifestyle parameters, such as gender, educational level, marital status, current working status and exercise. Therefore, clinicians should be aware of the discrepancies that risk factors may confer, and should thus focus on the most vulnerable subgroups.
Authors:
Irini P Chatziralli; Theodoros N Sergentanis; Vasileios G Peponis; Leonidas E Papazisis; Marilita M Moschos
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-11-14
Journal Detail:
Title:  Graefe's archive for clinical and experimental ophthalmology = Albrecht von Graefes Archiv fur klinische und experimentelle Ophthalmologie     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1435-702X     ISO Abbreviation:  Graefes Arch. Clin. Exp. Ophthalmol.     Publication Date:  2012 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-11-14     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8205248     Medline TA:  Graefes Arch Clin Exp Ophthalmol     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Affiliation:
2nd Department of Ophthalmology, Specialized Eye Hospital "Ophthalmiatreion" Athinon, 28, Papanastasiou street, 17342, Agios Dimitrios, Athens, Greece, eirchat@yahoo.gr.
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