Retrospective Analysis of Physician-based Surveys Published in OPRS

Mark A. Prendes, Roxana Fu, Isaac W. Lamb, William R. Nunery, Alon Kahana, H. B.Harold Lee

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RESULTS: Of the 13 surveys published from 2007 to January 2017, 6 were published since 2015, showing an increased trend in survey-based publications. Topics included assessing practice patterns regarding eyelid disorders, thyroid eye disease, optic nerve sheath fenestration, anophthalmic socket, and diagnosing lacrimal disorders. Average response rate was 38.7% (range 17.5-60%), with 201 average number of replies (range 72-310). Nine out of 13 surveys included some form of statistical analysis with the remainder presenting data in percentages.

PURPOSE: To review physician-based clinical surveys published in Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.

METHODS: Complementary Ovid and PubMed searches of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery journal content were performed for the term "survey." Results were narrowed to studies that specifically addressed physicians' clinical practices. This search resulted in 162 articles, and after dual-investigator independent screening, 13 surveys met inclusion criteria.

CONCLUSIONS: There has been an increased rate of survey-type publications in Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery over the past 10 years. The low response rate and frequent lack of statistical analysis raise concerns regarding the validity and usefulness of such studies. The authors believe that survey studies can be improved through better standardization and the use of author guidelines. They have made specific recommendations to improve the impact of survey papers in the future.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)387-389
Number of pages3
JournalOphthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Volume34
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 1 2018
Externally publishedYes

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Surveys and Questionnaires
Eye Diseases
Thyroid Diseases
Eyelids
Optic Nerve
Tears
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Retrospective Analysis of Physician-based Surveys Published in OPRS. / Prendes, Mark A.; Fu, Roxana; Lamb, Isaac W.; Nunery, William R.; Kahana, Alon; Lee, H. B.Harold.

In: Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Vol. 34, No. 4, 01.07.2018, p. 387-389.

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Prendes, Mark A. ; Fu, Roxana ; Lamb, Isaac W. ; Nunery, William R. ; Kahana, Alon ; Lee, H. B.Harold. / Retrospective Analysis of Physician-based Surveys Published in OPRS. In: Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. 2018 ; Vol. 34, No. 4. pp. 387-389.
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