Vision-related Quality of Life in Korean Glaucoma Patients

Kyung Rim Sung, Yeoun Sook Chun, Chan Kee Park, Hwang Ki Kim, Chungkwon Yoo, Yong Yeon Kim, Ki Ho Park, Chan Yun Kim, Kyu Ryong Choi, Kyoo Won Lee, Seungbong Han, Chang Sik Kim

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Purpose of the Study: The purpose of the study was to evaluate vision-related quality of life in Korean glaucoma patients and to explore the associated factors. Methods: A total of 907 glaucoma patients were recruited from the prospectively designed LIGHT (Life quality of the glaucoma patient who underwent treatment) study organized by the Korean Glaucoma Society. Basic questionnaire that included items related to socioeconomic status, comorbidity, and lifestyle, and the validated Korean version of the 25-item National Eye Institute Visual Function Questionnaire (NEI VFQ-25) were collected. The Rasch score, a logit-based interval scale estimate to summarizing the NEI VFQ-25 responses, was calculated. The univariate and multivariable regression models were used to evaluate associations between the Rasch score and variables. Results: The mean patient age was 58.1±14.1 years, visual field mean deviation (VF MD) of the better and worse eyes was-4.92±6.14 and-9.77±8.31 dB, binocular-integrated VF (IVF) MD was-3.55±5.31 dB, respectively. The lower NEI VFQ-25 Rasch score showed a significant association with the presence of other ocular diseases (P=0.020), a high school level of education or less [vs. university (P=0.006), vs. graduate school or higher (P=0.019)], an anxious personality [vs. a moderate personality (P<0.001), vs. a relaxed personality (P<0.001)], the number of glaucoma medications in use (P=0.049), worse eye visual acuity (P<0.001), and IVF MD (P<0.001). Conclusions: Visual function parameters are important for the vision-related quality of life of Korean glaucoma patients, notably for worse eye visual acuity and IVF MD. However, social factors, self-assessed personality, and treatment-related issues are also substantial predictors of overall life quality.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)159-165
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Glaucoma
Volume26
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2017 Jan 1

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Glaucoma
Quality of Life
Personality
Visual Acuity
National Eye Institute (U.S.)
Eye Diseases
Visual Fields
Social Class
Life Style
Comorbidity
Education
Light
Therapeutics
Surveys and Questionnaires

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Sung, K. R., Chun, Y. S., Park, C. K., Kim, H. K., Yoo, C., Kim, Y. Y., ... Kim, C. S. (2017). Vision-related Quality of Life in Korean Glaucoma Patients. Journal of Glaucoma, 26(2), 159-165. https://doi.org/10.1097/IJG.0000000000000575
Sung, Kyung Rim ; Chun, Yeoun Sook ; Park, Chan Kee ; Kim, Hwang Ki ; Yoo, Chungkwon ; Kim, Yong Yeon ; Park, Ki Ho ; Kim, Chan Yun ; Choi, Kyu Ryong ; Lee, Kyoo Won ; Han, Seungbong ; Kim, Chang Sik. / Vision-related Quality of Life in Korean Glaucoma Patients. In: Journal of Glaucoma. 2017 ; Vol. 26, No. 2. pp. 159-165.
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Vision-related Quality of Life in Korean Glaucoma Patients. / Sung, Kyung Rim; Chun, Yeoun Sook; Park, Chan Kee; Kim, Hwang Ki; Yoo, Chungkwon; Kim, Yong Yeon; Park, Ki Ho; Kim, Chan Yun; Choi, Kyu Ryong; Lee, Kyoo Won; Han, Seungbong; Kim, Chang Sik.

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Sung KR, Chun YS, Park CK, Kim HK, Yoo C, Kim YY et al. Vision-related Quality of Life in Korean Glaucoma Patients. Journal of Glaucoma. 2017 Jan 1;26(2):159-165. https://doi.org/10.1097/IJG.0000000000000575