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Quality of Life of Eye Amputated Patients in Denmark

This study has been completed.
Velux Fonden
The Danish Eye Research foundation
Information provided by:
University of Copenhagen Identifier:
First received: February 18, 2010
Last updated: February 19, 2010
Last verified: February 2010

The purpose of this study is to evaluate eye amputated patients health related quality of life, perceived stress, self-rated health, labour marked participation and socio-economic position.

The investigators hypothesis is that quality of life, perceived stress and self- rated health of many eye amputated patients are drastically changed. Eye amputation has a marked negative influence on labour marked participation and socio-economic position of the patients.

Condition Intervention
Eye Cancer Painful Blind Eye Panophthalmia Traumas Procedure: eye amputation

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Retrospective
Official Title: Quality of Life of Eye Amputated Patients in Denmark

Further study details as provided by University of Copenhagen:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Health related quality of life

Enrollment: 152
Study Start Date: February 2008
Primary Completion Date: May 2008 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Groups/Cohorts Assigned Interventions
eye amputated
lost an eye
Procedure: eye amputation


Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
eye clinic Rigshospitalet, Denmark. Rigshospitalet is a public, regionalized and national specialized hospital with a recruitment area of Eastern Denmark (approximately 2 million people). Nearly all cases of eye amputation and cancer in the eye region in Eastern Denmark are performed at Rigshospitalet

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Inclusion criteria were operation for evisceration, enucleation, orbital exenteration or secondary implantation of an orbital implant during the period 1996-2003. 267 patients were in 2005 invited to a clinical investigation and of those 173 accepted.
  • Included in this study were patients who came to the clinical investigation, who accepted to receive questionnaires and were alive in 2008.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Dead
  • Below 18 years
  • Left the country
  • Living at Greenland or the Faeroe Islands
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01072253

Department of Neuroscience and pharmacology, section of eye pathology
Copenhagen, Seland, Denmark, DK- 2200
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of Copenhagen
Velux Fonden
The Danish Eye Research foundation
Principal Investigator: Marie Louise R Rasmussen, MD University of Copenhagen
Study Director: Peter B Toft, MD, DMSc University of Copenhagen