Patient Reported Outcomes, Functional Assessment and Utility Values in Glaucoma

Simon E. Skalicky, Ecosse Lamoureux, David Crabb, Pradeep Ramulu

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In clinical glaucoma research, the measurement of patient reported outcomes, functional assessment of disability, and health economic impact is critical. However, valid, time-efficient and comprehensive tools are not available and several current instruments lack in the appropriate precision for measuring the various dimensions of glaucoma-related quality of life (QoL), including functioning and mobility. Furthermore, statistical methods are inconsistently and sometimes incorrectly used in otherwise sound clinical studies. Standardizing and improving methods of patient-centered data collection and analysis in glaucoma studies are imperative. This paper outlines recommendations and provides a discussion of some of the pertinent issues relating to the optimization of patient-reported outcomes research in glaucoma.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalJournal of Glaucoma
StateAccepted/In press - Jan 1 2018


  • glaucoma research
  • item banking
  • item response theory
  • patient reported outcome measure
  • utility

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ophthalmology

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