Assessing quality of life in Taiwanese patients with Graves' ophthalmopathy

I-Chan Lin, Chih Chao Lee, Shu Lang Liao

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Background/Purpose: This study investigated the clinical significance of quality of life (QOL) related specifically to Graves' ophthalmopathy (GO) among Taiwanese patients. Methods: We recruited 271 patients with GO who were seen at the National Taiwan University Hospital Department of Ophthalmology from September 1, 2012 to November 30, 2012. Patients completed the GO-QOL Questionnaire. The main outcome measures were the scores on two GO-QOL subscales: visual functioning and appearance. The percentage of responses occurring at the maximum and minimum values was also calculated to assess possible ceiling and floor effects, respectively. Results: The mean ± standard deviation QOL scores for the subscales of visual functioning and appearance were 58.39 ± 25.17 and 54.45 ± 20.52, respectively. The scores for both subscales were significantly correlated with disease severity and clinical activity scores (all p <0.05). The QOL scores for the appearance subscale were significantly correlated with the degree of diplopia (p <0.05). No significant ceiling or floor effects were observed for either subscale of the GO-QOL. Conclusion: Scores on the Chinese (Taiwan) version of the GO-QOL were strongly correlated with disease severity and clinical activity. The GO-QOL is a simple and practical tool that can be used to evaluate health-related QOL in GO patients.

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期刊Journal of the Formosan Medical Association = Taiwan yi zhi
114
發行號11
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出版狀態已發佈 - 十一月 1 2015

指紋

Graves Ophthalmopathy
Quality of Life
Taiwan
Diplopia
Hospital Departments
Ophthalmology
Outcome Assessment (Health Care)

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  • Medicine(all)

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Assessing quality of life in Taiwanese patients with Graves' ophthalmopathy. / Lin, I-Chan; Lee, Chih Chao; Liao, Shu Lang.

於: Journal of the Formosan Medical Association = Taiwan yi zhi, 卷 114, 編號 11, 01.11.2015, p. 1047-1054.

研究成果: 雜誌貢獻文章

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