Uveitis in Relation to Perceived Stress: A Prospective Study
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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01025986
Verified December 2009 by The New York Eye & Ear Infirmary. Recruitment status was: Recruiting
The purpose of this study is to conduct a prospective analysis to determine the relationship between disease activity of noninfectious uveitis and stress.
Condition or disease
Patients presenting at The New York Eye and Ear Infirmary (NYEEI) who meet the inclusion criteria will be recruited prospectively. Patients diagnosed with non-infectious uveitis will be asked to self-administer the Perceived Stress Scale (PSS) - 10, following informed consent. Patient demographics will also be collected. The presence of inflammation will be then be assessed by the investigator. Patients will be asked to complete the PSS-10 again at all subsequent standard-of-care visits within a 6-month timeframe. PSS-10 scores are obtained by reversing the scores on the four positive items (4, 5, 7 and 8), then summing across all 10 items. Patient and the investigator will be masked to the PSS scores.
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Ages Eligible for Study:
18 Years and older (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:
Patients presenting at the New York Eye and Ear Infirmary diagnosed with uveitis
At least 18 years of age with a diagnosis of non-infectious uveitis
Able to self-administer the Perceived Stress Scale (PSS) - 10