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Quality of Life in Juvenile Patients With Uveitis

This study has been completed.
Medical University of Vienna
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Saskia M Maca, Hospital Hietzing Identifier:
First received: November 27, 2011
Last updated: December 22, 2011
Last verified: December 2011

Data about psychodynamics in uveitis patients are scare. A negative impact of disease is described not only in adult patients with active, but also with quiescent disease. During adolescence even less is known about psychodynamics although this is an especially sensible and challenging stage of life. Given the assumption that juvenile patients with quiescent disease still could suffer from emotional distress, this would require special attention.

In this study the investigators evaluate the impact of juvenile uveitis on HRQoL and attempted to identify clinical and demographic factors contributing to an impaired health status. The investigators limit the study to patients with quiescent uveitis and good visual function in at least one eye to exclude additional negative stressors. As there are no validated uveitis-specific psychometric questionnaires evaluating QoL available yet, the investigators use age-appropriate generic instruments. This should allow obtaining an overview about the adolescents' general Health-related Quality of Life (HRQoL) and whether psychological interventions should be offered to this sensitive patient group.

Condition Intervention
Uveitis Other: Filling in a psychometric questionnaire

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Cohort
Official Title: The Impact of Uveitis on Health-related Quality of Life in Adolescents

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Further study details as provided by Saskia M Maca, Hospital Hietzing:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Quality of life as assessed with the "Inventory for Assessing the Quality of Life in Children and Adolescents" [ Time Frame: One day ]
    psychometric inventory

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Quality of life as assessed with the "Children Quality of Life Questionnaire" [ Time Frame: One day ]
    psychometric inventory

Enrollment: 37
Study Start Date: January 2006
Study Completion Date: July 2009
Groups/Cohorts Assigned Interventions
females, males
females: patients of female sex males: patients of male sex
Other: Filling in a psychometric questionnaire
Juvenile patients attending the uveitis are asked to fill in a psychometric questionnaire


Ages Eligible for Study:   11 Years to 18 Years   (Child, Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
Patients with uveitis, aged 11-18 years

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Patients with uveitis
  • aged 11-18 years
  • willing to participate
  • parent or legal guardian agrees with participation of adolescent

Exclusion Criteria:

  • not willing to participate
  • parent or legal guardian does not agree with participation of adolescent
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01495767

Medical University of Vienna
Vienna, Austria, 1090
Sponsors and Collaborators
Hospital Hietzing
Medical University of Vienna
Principal Investigator: Saskia M Maca, MD Hospital Hietzing, Vienna + Medical University of Vienna, Vienna
  More Information

Responsible Party: Saskia M Maca, MD, principal investigator, Hospital Hietzing Identifier: NCT01495767     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: MAC205
Study First Received: November 27, 2011
Last Updated: December 22, 2011

Keywords provided by Saskia M Maca, Hospital Hietzing:
childhood uveitis
health-related quality of life

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Uveal Diseases
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