Developing a preference-based Glaucoma Utility Index using a discrete choice experiment.

  title={Developing a preference-based Glaucoma Utility Index using a discrete choice experiment.},
  author={Jennifer M. Burr and Mary M. Kilonzo and Luke Vale and Mandy Ryan},
  journal={Optometry and vision science : official publication of the American Academy of Optometry},
  volume={84 8},
PURPOSE To estimate a utility-based glaucoma health outcome measure, known as the Glaucoma Utility Index. METHODS Based on focus group studies, involving people with glaucoma, existing profile measures relevant to glaucoma were modified and a six-dimensional profile instrument was developed. Dimensions were: central and near vision; lighting and glare; mobility; activities of daily living; eye discomfort and other effects. Each dimension was assigned four levels (no difficulty; some… CONTINUE READING

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