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Titolo:
The impact of glaucoma on the quality of life of patients in Norway I. Results from a self-administered questionnaire
Autore:
Odberg, T; Jakobsen, JE; Hultgren, SJ; Halseide, R;
Indirizzi:
Cent Hosp Hedmark, Dept Ophthalmol, N-2326 Hamar, Norway Cent Hosp Hedmark Hamar Norway N-2326 t Ophthalmol, N-2326 Hamar, Norway Univ Oslo, Ulleval Hosp, Oslo, Norway Univ Oslo Oslo NorwayUniv Oslo, Ulleval Hosp, Oslo, Norway Univ Trondheim, Reg Hosp, Trondheim, Norway Univ Trondheim Trondheim Norway Trondheim, Reg Hosp, Trondheim, Norway
Titolo Testata:
ACTA OPHTHALMOLOGICA SCANDINAVICA
fascicolo: 2, volume: 79, anno: 2001,
pagine: 116 - 120
SICI:
1395-3907(200104)79:2<116:TIOGOT>2.0.ZU;2-E
Fonte:
ISI
Lingua:
ENG
Soggetto:
OPEN-ANGLE GLAUCOMA; OF-LIFE; OUTCOMES; FRANCE; MARNE;
Keywords:
glaucoma; quality of life; questionnaire; glaucoma management; glaucoma treatment; side effects; patient information;
Tipo documento:
Article
Natura:
Periodico
Settore Disciplinare:
Clinical Medicine
Citazioni:
18
Recensione:
Indirizzi per estratti:
Indirizzo: Odberg, T Cent Hosp Hedmark, Eye Dept, N-2326 Hamar, Norway Cent Hosp Hedmark Hamar Norway N-2326 pt, N-2326 Hamar, Norway
Citazione:
T. Odberg et al., "The impact of glaucoma on the quality of life of patients in Norway I. Results from a self-administered questionnaire", ACT OPHTH S, 79(2), 2001, pp. 116-120

Abstract

Purpose: To evaluate the feelings and experiences of patients living with glaucoma. Methods: A questionnaire was delivered to patients willing to take part, at a regular visit to their ophthalmologist, for filling in anonymously at home. A total of 589 questionnaires were returned. Results: More than 80% reported negative emotions on learning that they had glaucoma, one-third were afraid of going blind, Half the patients had no visual problem at all, 14% complained of poor or very poor vision. This proportion increased with age. One-fourth of the patients on topical medication experienced adverse effects of moderate or high degree. About half the patients being treated with laser or surgery felt their situation had improved afterwards. Nine-tenths of the individuals were satisfied with the information and care given, although their knowledge about glaucoma was rather incomplete. One-fifth missed information, mainly on causes, treatment and prognosis of the disease. The younger patients were more anxious and inquiring, reported more side effects and were less satisfied than the older patients. The women were in general more dissatisfied than the men. Conclusion: Giving a patient a diagnosis of glaucoma influences his quality of life negatively. Only half of our patients experienced any visual difficulties, whereas one-fourth reported adverse reactions due to the therapy,Most of the patients mere very satisfied with the information and care given. Ophthalmologists in private practice are quite central in the management and care of the glaucoma patients in a medical setting like ours.

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