Applying Normal PedEyeQ Thresholds to Assess Eye-related Quality of Life among Children with Strabismus

Sarah R. Hatt, David A. Leske, Suzanne M. Wernimont, Erick D. Bothun, Eileen E. Birch, Jonathan M. Holmes

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Abstract

Purpose: To determine proportions of children with strabismus with below-normal Pediatric Eye Questionnaire (PedEyeQ) scores. Methods: Ninety-eight children with strabismus (70 aged 5–11 years; 28 aged 12–17 years) were evaluated. Children completed the Child 5–11 or 12–17 PedEyeQ (Functional Vision, Bothered by Eyes/vision, Social, and Frustration/worry domains). Parents completed the Proxy (same domains plus Eye Care) and Parent PedEyeQ (Impact on Parent and Family, Worry about Child’s Eye Condition, Worry about Child’s Self-perception and Interactions, and Worry about Functional Vision domains). Previously published normal (5th percentile) thresholds were applied to calculate proportions with below-normal scores for each domain. Results: For the Child PedEyeQ more than 20% of 5- to 11-year-olds scored below normal, on all but the Social domain, whereas more than 50% of 12- to 17-year-olds scored below normal on all domains. On the Proxy PedEyeQ, more than 50% scored below normal on all domains when parents reported on 5- to 11-year-olds and 12- to 17-year-olds. For the Parent PedEyeQ, more than 50% of the parents of both 5- to 11-year-olds and 12- to 17-year-olds scored below normal on all domains. Conclusions: The majority of children with strabismus have below-normal PedEyeQ scores, particularly children aged 12–17 years.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)92-96
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Binocular Vision and Ocular Motility
Volume72
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - 2022
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • PedEyeQ
  • children
  • eye-related quality of life
  • functional vision
  • normal thresholds
  • quality of life
  • strabismus

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ophthalmology

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