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Vision-related quality of life in patients with inactive HLA-B27 –associated- spectrum anterior uveitis

Hoeksema, L. (Creator), Los, L. (Creator), University of Groningen, Jan-2016

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We investigated the vision-related quality of life (VR-QOL) in patients with HLA-B27 associated anterior uveitis (AU). The study was conducted in 2012 at the ophthalmology department of the University Medical Center of Groningen. We included AU patients who were HLA-B27 positive and/or were diagnosed by a rheumatologist with an HLA-B27 associated systemic disease. Sixty-one of 123 (50%) adult patients participated. All patients filled-out the National Eye Institute Visual Functioning Questionnaire-25 (NEI VFQ-25), Beck Depression Inventory (BDI-II), social support lists and an additional questionnaire for gathering general information. Medical records were reviewed for clinical characteristics. Analyses were conducted on various patient and ocular characteristics. We compared our NEI VFQ-25 scores with those previously found in the literature. Our main outcome measures were VR-QOL scores and their associations with various general patient and ocular characteristics. We found that the NEI VFQ-25 mean overall composite score was 88.9±8.8, which is relatively high, but lower than that found in a normal working population. The mean general health score was 47.4±20.8, which is lower than in patients with other ocular diseases. Patients with a systemic disease scored significantly lower on general health and VR-QOL, compared to patients without a systemic disease. Patients with a depression (6/59 (10%)) frequently had ankylosing spondylitis (5/6 patients) and they scored significantly worse on VR-QOL. We concluded that patients with HLA-B27 associated AU have a relatively high VR-QOL. However, the presence of a systemic disease is associated with lower VR-QOL and general health scores. In addition, depression is associated with a lower VR-QOL
Date made availableJan-2016
PublisherUniversity of Groningen
Temporal coverage2012
Date of data production2012 -
Geographical coverageNetherlands
Access to the dataset Open
Contact researchdata@rug.nl

    Keywords on Datasets

  • uveitis , anterior uveitis, HLA-B27 , VR-QOL , quality of life, vision related quality of life, ankylosing spondilitis , ophthalmology
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  1. Vision-Related Quality of Life in Patients with Inactive HLA-B27-Associated-Spectrum Anterior Uveitis

    Hoeksema, L. & Los, L. I., 25-Jan-2016, In : PLoS ONE. 11, 1, 13 p., e0146956.

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