Quality of Life in IIHTT Subjects 6 Months After Diagnosis and Treatment

Identifier 20150225_nanos_hottopic2_02
Title Quality of Life in IIHTT Subjects 6 Months After Diagnosis and Treatment
Creator Kathleen B. Digre, MD, Professor of Neurology and Ophthalmology, Director of Neuro-Ophthalmology, John A. Moran Eye Center, University of Utah School of Medicine; Beau Bruce, MD, PhD, Emory University
Subject Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension; Quality of Life (QOL); Headache; NEI VFQ 25; 10 Item supplement; SF36
Description Quality of Life (QOL) in idiopathic intracranial hypertension (IIH) has been shown to be reduced at diagnosis (baseline visit of the IIHTT). Factors that most affected QOL at baseline were visual symptoms and signs (reduced perimetric mean deviation [PMD], reduced visual acuity, transient visual obscurations, diplopia) and pain symptoms (headache, neck pain). Other influential factors included: dizziness, a positive sleep apnea screening (Berlin Questionnaire) and self-reported cognitive dysfunction. BMI was not associated with the reduced QOL. The baseline IIHTT study showed QOL is reduced in patients with IIH at the time of diagnosis and at a level worse than even that reported by patients with optic neuritis and/or multiple sclerosis.
Relation is Part of NANOS Annual Meeting 2015 Sizzling Hot Topic: The IIHTT: What Have We Learned?
Publisher Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library, University of Utah
Context URL http://novel.utah.edu/collection/NAM
Format application/pdf
Source 2015 North American Neuro-Ophthalmology Society Annual Meeting
Rights Management North American Neuro-Ophthalmology Association (NANOS), Copyright 2013. For further information regarding the rights to this collection, please visit http://library.med.utah.edu/NOVEL/about/copyright
Collection NOVEL: Neuro-ophthalmology Virtual Education Library, NANOS Annual Meeting, http://novel.utah.edu/collection/NAM/toc/
ARK ark:/87278/s6574jw8
Setname ehsl_novel_nam
Date Created 2015-07-08
Date Modified 2017-04-27
ID 184904
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/details?id=184904
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