Psychosocial morbidity of Graves' orbitopathy.

  title={Psychosocial morbidity of Graves' orbitopathy.},
  author={G J Kahaly and Frank Petrak and Jochen Hardt and Suzanne Pitz and Ulrich Egle},
  journal={Clinical endocrinology},
  volume={63 4},
OBJECTIVE Ocular diseases markedly impair daily function. In Graves' orbitopathy (GO), an associated psychosocial burden is present due to disfiguring proptosis and/or diplopia, signs with significant impact on functional status and well-being. We have therefore surveyed and assessed the psychosocial morbidity of GO. DESIGN A prospective controlled study on subjects with GO using internationally validated, self-reporting questionnaires. PATIENTS One hundred and two consecutive patients with… CONTINUE READING


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