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Vision- and health-related quality of life in patients with Behçet uveitis.
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PMID:  20937995     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
OBJECTIVE: To investigate vision- and health-related quality of life in patients with Behçet disease. METHODS: Fifty-one consecutive patients with Behçet uveitis were enrolled in the study from January 1 through June 30, 2008. The National Eye Institute Visual Functioning Questionnaire (NEI-VFQ-25) and the 36-Item Short Form Health Survey (SF-36) were administered. Sociodemographic and clinical data were also collected. Main outcome measures were comparison of the NEI-VFQ-25 and SF-36 subscale item scores among subgroups and multivariate analysis of the NEI-VFQ-25 and SF-36 subscale item scores. RESULTS: Patients rated the general health subscale score of the NEI-VFQ-25 and all subscale item scores of the SF-36 lower than the NEI-VFQ-25 subscales related to vision. The NEI-VFQ-25 subscale item scores showed significant differences with respect to age, educational level, Behçet uveitis activity and severity, and visual acuity in the better and worse eyes. The SF-36 subscale item scores revealed significant differences according to sex, educational level, and the systemic treatment used. In the best model of linear regression, independent variables accounted for 57.0% of the variance in the NEI-VFQ-25 subscale item (color vision subscale; adjusted R² = 0.57, P < .001) and for only 23.0% of the variance in the SF-36 subscale item score (role limitation owing to emotional problems subscale; adjusted R² = 0.23, P = .004). CONCLUSIONS: General health is more affected than visual functioning in patients with Behçet uveitis. Sociodemographic and clinical variables had a significant effect on vision- and health-related quality of life. Multivariate analysis of the NEI-VFQ-25 and SF-36 subscales revealed that each subscale item score is affected by additional factor(s) other than those analyzed here.
Sumru Onal; Fulya Savar; Mehmet Akman; Haluk Kazokoglu
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Archives of ophthalmology     Volume:  128     ISSN:  1538-3601     ISO Abbreviation:  Arch. Ophthalmol.     Publication Date:  2010 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-10-12     Completed Date:  2010-10-27     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7706534     Medline TA:  Arch Ophthalmol     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1265-71     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Uveitis Service, Department of Ophthalmology, School of Medicine, Marmara University, Istanbul, Turkey.
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MeSH Terms
Behcet Syndrome / physiopathology*
Educational Status
Health Status*
Health Surveys
Middle Aged
Prospective Studies
Quality of Life*
Sickness Impact Profile
Uveitis / physiopathology*
Vision, Ocular / physiology*
Visual Acuity
Young Adult

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