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Protocol - Dry Eye Syndrome

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Description:

An interviewer-administered questionnaire to assess if the participant has dry eye syndrome, which consists of questions related to the following symptoms: discomfort, grittiness, itchiness and watering.

Protocol:

In the last 12 months have you noticed any of the following eye problems?

1. Discomfort?

[ ] 1 Yes

[ ] 2 No

[ ] 8 DK

[ ] 9 missing

a. Which eye?

[ ] right

[ ] left

b. Duration of symptoms?

____months

[ ] still ongoing

c. Severity of symptoms?

[ ] mild

[ ] moderate

[ ] severe

2. Grittiness?

[ ] 1 Yes

[ ] 2 No

[ ] 8 DK

[ ] 9 missing

a. Which eye?

[ ] right

[ ] left

b. Duration of symptoms?

____months

[ ] still ongoing

c. Severity of symptoms?

[ ] mild

[ ] moderate

[ ] severe

3. Itchiness?

[ ] 1 Yes

[ ] 2 No

[ ] 8 DK

[ ] 9 missing

a. Which eye?

[ ] right

[ ] left

b. Duration of symptoms?

____months

[ ] still ongoing

c. Severity of symptoms?

[ ] mild

[ ] moderate

[ ] severe

4. Watering?

[ ] 1 Yes

[ ] 2 No

[ ] 8 DK

[ ] 9 missing

a. Which eye?

[ ] right

[ ] left

b. Duration of symptoms?

____months

[ ] still ongoing

c. Severity of symptoms?

[ ] mild

[ ] moderate

[ ] severe

Interpretation of findings:

... dry eye syndrome was defined as either three or more dry eye symptoms regardless of severity, or at least one symptom with moderate to severe ranking. (source: Chia EM, Mitchell P, Rochtchina E, Lee AJ, Maroun R, Wang JJ. (2003). Prevalence and associations of dry eye syndrome in an older population: the Blue Mountains Eye Study. Clin Experiment Ophthalmol. Jun;31(3):229-32.)

Protocol Name from Source:

The Expert Review Panel has not reviewed this measure yet.

Availability:

Publicly available

Personnel and Training Required

The interviewer must be trained to conduct personal interviews with individuals from the general population. The interviewer must be trained and found to be competent (i.e. tested by an expert) at the completion of personal interviews*.

*There are multiple modes to administer this question (i.e., pencil and paper and computer-assisted interviews)

Equipment Needs

Either a pencil and paper or computer-assisted instrument may be used. If a computer-assisted instrument is used, computer software may be necessary to develop the instrument. The interviewer will require a laptop computer/handheld computer to administer a computer-assisted questionnaire.

Requirements
Requirement CategoryRequired
Major equipment No
Specialized training No
Specialized requirements for biospecimen collection No
Average time of greater than 15 minutes in an unaffected individual No
Mode of Administration

Interviewer-administered questionnaire

Life Stage:

Adult

Participants:

Adults aged ≥ 49 years*

* While this protocol was used in a study of adults aged ≥ 49 years, the Ocular Working Group suggests that the same methodology can be used for individuals aged 18 years or older.

Specific Instructions:

None

Selection Rationale

This protocol has been selected because the questions have proven to be valid and reliable.

Language

English

Standards
StandardNameIDSource
Common Data Elements (CDE) Person Dry Eye Syndrome Assessment 3007556 CDE Browser
Logical Observation Identifiers Names and Codes (LOINC) PhenX - dry eye syndrome protocol 62683-8 LOINC
Derived Variables

None

Process and Review

The Expert Review Panel has not reviewed this measure yet.

Source

Centre for Vision Research, Blue Mountains Eye Study (BMES-3), Exam Booklet. 2002-2004

Question numbers: 17-11 (question 1), 17-12 (question 2), 17-13 (question 3), and 17-14 (question 4)

General References

Chia EM, Mitchell P, Rochtchina E, Lee AJ, Maroun R, Wang JJ. (2003). Prevalence and associations of dry eye syndrome in an older population: the Blue Mountains Eye Study. Clin Experiment Ophthalmol. Jun;31(3):229-32.

Protocol ID:

110301

Variables:
Export Variables
Variable NameVariable IDVariable DescriptionVersiondbGaP Mapping
PX110301_Eye_Problem_Discomfort PX110301010100 In the last 12 months have you noticed any of the following eye problems? Discomfort? 4 N/A
PX110301_Eye_Problem_Grittiness PX110301020100 In the last 12 months have you noticed any of the following eye problems? Grittiness? 4 N/A
PX110301_Eye_Problem_Itchiness PX110301030100 In the last 12 months have you noticed any of the following eye problems? Itchiness? 4 N/A
PX110301_Eye_Problem_Watering PX110301040100 In the last 12 months have you noticed any of the following eye problems? Watering? 4 N/A
PX110301_Symptom_Duration_Discomfort PX110301010301 Duration of symptoms? 4 N/A
PX110301_Symptom_Duration_Grittiness PX110301020301 Duration of symptoms? 4 N/A
PX110301_Symptom_Duration_Itchiness PX110301030301 Duration of symptoms? 4 N/A
PX110301_Symptom_Duration_Watering PX110301040301 Duration of symptoms? 4 N/A
PX110301_Symptom_Eye_Discomfort PX110301010200 Which eye? 4 N/A
PX110301_Symptom_Eye_Grittiness PX110301020200 Which eye? 4 N/A
PX110301_Symptom_Eye_Itchiness PX110301030200 Which eye? 4 N/A
PX110301_Symptom_Eye_Watering PX110301040200 Which eye? 4 N/A
PX110301_Symptom_Ongoing_Discomfort PX110301010302 Is it still ongoing? 4 N/A
PX110301_Symptom_Ongoing_Grittiness PX110301020302 Is it still ongoing? 4 N/A
PX110301_Symptom_Ongoing_Itchiness PX110301030302 Is it still ongoing? 4 N/A
PX110301_Symptom_Ongoing_Watering PX110301040302 Is it still ongoing? 4 N/A
PX110301_Symptom_Severity_Discomfort PX110301010400 Severity of symptoms? 4 N/A
PX110301_Symptom_Severity_Grittiness PX110301020400 Severity of symptoms? 4 N/A
PX110301_Symptom_Severity_Itchiness PX110301030400 Severity of symptoms? 4 N/A
PX110301_Symptom_Severity_Watering PX110301040400 Severity of symptoms? 4 N/A
Research Domain Information
Measure Name:

Dry Eye Syndrome

Release Date:

February 26, 2010

Definition

Questions to assess if the participant has dry eye syndrome

Purpose

These questions are used to determine whether subjects are experiencing or have experienced one or more symptoms related to dry eye in the past twelve months, thus confirming whether the subject has dry eye syndrome, or probably has dry eye syndrome.

Keywords

Ocular, Eye, Dry Eye, Blue Mountains Eye Study, BMES