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Quality of life and emotionalchange for middle-aged and elderly patients with diabetic retinopathy

Author(s): Yao Yu

Journal: International Journal of Ophthalmology
ISSN 2222-3959

Volume: 6;
Issue: 1;
Start page: 71;
Date: 2013;
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Keywords: diabetic retinopathy | SF-36 | diabetes specificity quality of life scale | hospital anxiety and depression scale | vitrectomy

AIM:To evaluate the SF-36, Diabetes Specificity Quality of Life Scale (DSQL) and anxiety and depression symptoms and investigate its changes in proliferative diabetic retinopathy (PDR) by vitrectomy interventions.METHODS:The present study included 108 diabetic retinopathy (DR) patients:54 with PDR and 54 with non-proliferative diabetic retinopathy (NPDR). Each healthy control group (n=54) sociodemographically matched to DR groups was established respectively. The quality of life, anxiety and depression symptoms were evaluated and analyzed on preoperative and postoperative month 1 using SF-36, DSQL and Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale (HADS).RESULTS:DR patients described impaired HRQL (Health Related Quality of life, SF-36) in 6 out of 8 subscales, including ‘Body Health’, ‘Body Role Function’, ‘General Health’, ‘Society Function’, ‘Emotion Role Function’ and‘ Mental Health’. Compared with controls, DR patients (NPDR and PDR) suffered from statistically significantly impaired HRQL (SF-36 Summary score) (P
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