ASSESSMENT OF QUALITY OF LIFE IN PRIMARY OPEN ANGLE GLAUCOMA PATIENTS: A CASE-CONTROL STUDY.

Authors

  • Archana Kumari Senior Resident, Department of Ophthalmology, Patna Medical College and Hospital, Patna, Bihar, India
  • Sony Sinha Associate Professor, Department of Ophthalmology, Patna Medical College and Hospital, Patna, Bihar, India

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.32553/ijmbs.v4i4.1198

Keywords:

Glaucoma, QOL-15

Abstract

Aim: to evaluate quality of life in primary open angle glaucoma patients using a standard questionnaire.

Material and methods: The present prospective case-control study was conducted in the department of Ophthalmology, Patna Medical College and Hospital, Patna, Bihar, India. The study included 200 subjects who were divided into (case group n=100) and (control group n=100). Quality of life was assessed using Glaucoma Quality Of Life-15 Questionnaire (GQOL-15).  

Results: Mean age of patients in case group (n=100) and control group (n=100) was 57.97 years, and 57.84 years respectively. Overall QOL score was significantly between the two groups (p<0001). QOL score increases as the Glaucoma Severity score increases.

Conclusion: QOL of patients with glaucoma was found poor as compared to control group. It showed a clear trend of worsening QOL scores with increasing severity of disease.

Keywords: Glaucoma, Quality of life, QOL-15

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Published

2020-04-30

How to Cite

Kumari, A., & Sinha, S. (2020). ASSESSMENT OF QUALITY OF LIFE IN PRIMARY OPEN ANGLE GLAUCOMA PATIENTS: A CASE-CONTROL STUDY. International Journal of Medical and Biomedical Studies, 4(4). https://doi.org/10.32553/ijmbs.v4i4.1198

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