Assessment of quality of life in the field of visually impairment

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Abstract

Patient-based outcomes have occupied an important place in medical outcome studies in addition to conventional objective assessments. Quality of life is one of the typical measures of these patient-reported outcomes. In the context of medical outcomes, we are concerned only with evaluating those aspects related to disease or the treatment of disease. In this field, the term "health-related QOL (HRQOL)" is frequently used. There are two kinds of scale for measuring HRQOL in ophthalmology: the general scale and the vision-specific scale. However, it is important while evaluating the comprehensive QOL in a broad sense, to make allowances for the psychological aspect because visual impairment often has a profound psychological effect on the subject.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)30-38
Number of pages9
JournalNeuro-Ophthalmology Japan
Volume28
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2011
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Health-related quality of life
  • Patient-based outcomes
  • Psychological adjustment
  • Quality of life
  • Structure model

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ophthalmology
  • Clinical Neurology

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