Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: https://doi.org/10.1080/09286580802521317
DC FieldValue
dc.titleA questionnaire-based assessment of symptoms associated with tear film dysfunction and lid margin disease in an Asian population
dc.contributor.authorTongg, L.
dc.contributor.authorSaw, S.-M.
dc.contributor.authorLamoureux, E.L.
dc.contributor.authorWang, J.J.
dc.contributor.authorRosman, M.
dc.contributor.authorTan, D.T.H.
dc.contributor.authorWong, T.Y.
dc.date.accessioned2014-05-20T02:28:41Z
dc.date.available2014-05-20T02:28:41Z
dc.date.issued2009-02
dc.identifier.citationTongg, L., Saw, S.-M., Lamoureux, E.L., Wang, J.J., Rosman, M., Tan, D.T.H., Wong, T.Y. (2009-02). A questionnaire-based assessment of symptoms associated with tear film dysfunction and lid margin disease in an Asian population. Ophthalmic Epidemiology 16 (1) : 31-37. ScholarBank@NUS Repository. https://doi.org/10.1080/09286580802521317
dc.identifier.issn09286586
dc.identifier.urihttp://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/53385
dc.description.abstractPurpose: To study the prevalence, associated factors and impact of symptomatic dry eye in an Asian population. Methods: A population based survey of eye diseases in 3,280 (78.7% response rate) Malay persons aged 40-80 selected from designated areas in southwestern Singapore. Participants were administered a standardized dry eye questionnaire consisting of 6 questions on symptoms, and had a comprehensive systemic and ocular examination. Symptoms of tear film dysfunction (STFD) was defined as one or more self-reported symptoms that were frequently present (ranked often or all the time). Results: The prevalence rate of STFD was 6.5% (95% confidence interval [CI]: 5.7, 7.4). The prevalence was significantly higher in men compared to women (8.2% and 4.9%, respectively; p < 0.001) and decreased with age in men (p = 0.002) but not in women (p = 0.101). After adjusting for age, gender, nature of work (outdoor/indoor), and housing type, factors significantly associated with STFD were cigarette smoking (odds ratio [OR] 1.77, 95% CI: 1.17-2.66), thyroid disease (OR 2.58; 95% CI: 1.29-5.18) and higher income (OR 1.74; 95% CI: 1.13-2.68). STFD were associated with self-reported difficulty in performing daily activities (work, family and leisure related) (p = 0.006). Conclusion: STFD are present in 6.5% of Singapore Malay adults and is associated with cigarette smoking, presence of thyroid disease and a reduced visual function-related quality of life. Copyright © 2009 Informa Healthcare USA, Inc.
dc.description.urihttp://libproxy1.nus.edu.sg/login?url=http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/09286580802521317
dc.sourceScopus
dc.subjectCross-sectional study
dc.subjectDry eye
dc.subjectEpidemiology
dc.subjectOcular surface disease
dc.subjectQuestionnaire
dc.typeArticle
dc.contributor.departmentOPHTHALMOLOGY
dc.contributor.departmentEPIDEMIOLOGY & PUBLIC HEALTH
dc.description.doi10.1080/09286580802521317
dc.description.sourcetitleOphthalmic Epidemiology
dc.description.volume16
dc.description.issue1
dc.description.page31-37
dc.description.codenOPEPF
dc.identifier.isiut000263093000006
Appears in Collections:Staff Publications

Show simple item record
Files in This Item:
There are no files associated with this item.

SCOPUSTM   
Citations

23
checked on Oct 18, 2019

WEB OF SCIENCETM
Citations

23
checked on Oct 18, 2019

Page view(s)

131
checked on Oct 13, 2019

Google ScholarTM

Check

Altmetric


Items in DSpace are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.