Graves' ophthalmopathy through the eyes of the patient: A state of the art on health-related quality of life assessment.

@article{Terwee2001GravesOT,
  title={Graves' ophthalmopathy through the eyes of the patient: A state of the art on health-related quality of life assessment.},
  author={Caroline B Terwee and Friedo Wilhelm Dekker and Mark F. Prummel and Wilmar Maarten Wiersinga},
  journal={Orbit},
  year={2001},
  volume={20 4},
  pages={281-290}
}
The negative impact of the visual limitations and disfigurement associated with Graves' ophthalmopathy (GO) for a patient's daily life has always been acknowledged in clinical practice. However, only recently have the effects of GO on health-related quality of life (HRQL) been quantified using validated questionnaires. In this article, a state of the art is presented on the aims, methodology and application of HRQL assessment in GO research. HRQL assessment is important in cross-sectional… CONTINUE READING

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