[A quality of life questionnaire for Japanese allergic conjunctival disease].

Kazumi Fukagawa, Hiroshi Fujishima, Atsuki Fukushima, Tamaki Sumi, Shigeki Okamoto, Jun Shoji, Yoshiyuki Satake, Shigeaki Ohno, Kenichi Namba, Nobuyoshi Kitaichi, Nobuyuki Ebihara, Hiroshi Takahashi, Naoki Kumagai, Yuichi Uchino, Miki Uchino, Koichi Murayama, Miki Sakata, Eiichi Uchio, Etsuko Takamura, Yuichi OhashiKimihiro Ohkubo, Toshihiko Satoh

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Abstract

To establish a specific quality of life (QOL) questionnaire for Japanese allergic conjunctival disease (ACD) (Japanese allergic conjunctival disease QOL questionnaire: JACQLQ). A multicenter study was conducted in 521 patients with ACD and 127 healthy volunteers (total 648 cases). The JACQLQ ver. 0 was developed by modifying the Japanese rhino-conjunctivitis QOL questionnaire (JRQLQ). The participants were asked to complete the questionnaire, and objective scores were determined by an ophthalmologist using a slit lamp. To confirm validity, item and factor analyses were conducted and correlation coefficients were calculated. The items were grouped into four subscales (Daily activity, Psychological well-being, Eye symptoms, Nasal symptoms) after factor analysis. The JACQLQ had good item-internal consistency (Cronbach's alpha: 0.846-0.934). QOL scores were correlated with eye itching, eye irritation and tearing. Objective scores were correlated with eye redness, eye itching and eye irritation. Face scores were correlated with eye itching, eye irritation and eye redness. The JACQLQ is a useful tool for assessing disease specific QOL in ACD.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)494-502
Number of pages9
JournalNippon Ganka Gakkai zasshi
Volume116
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 2012 May
Externally publishedYes

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    Fukagawa, K., Fujishima, H., Fukushima, A., Sumi, T., Okamoto, S., Shoji, J., Satake, Y., Ohno, S., Namba, K., Kitaichi, N., Ebihara, N., Takahashi, H., Kumagai, N., Uchino, Y., Uchino, M., Murayama, K., Sakata, M., Uchio, E., Takamura, E., ... Satoh, T. (2012). [A quality of life questionnaire for Japanese allergic conjunctival disease]. Nippon Ganka Gakkai zasshi, 116(5), 494-502.