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Assessment of Visual Acuity Via a Telephone Interview

Assessment of Visual Acuity Via a Telephone Interview Abstract • We compared the visual acuity of 89 patients obtained via a telephone interview with visual acuity elicited from the same patients in an ophthalmologist's office. Agreement within one line of vision between the telephone interview, in which patients used a modified Rosenbaum near card with attached patch, and the clinic near vision test was observed in 91% of eyes, while agreement within one line of vision between the telephone interview and clinic distance vision test was found in 86% of eyes. We conclude that testing visual acuity via a telephone interview is a potentially useful approach to assessment of visual acuity and prevalence of visual impairment in the larger population. References 1. National Society to Prevent Blindness . Vision Problems in the United States . New York, NY: National Society to Prevent Blindness; 1980. 2. BA Feller. Prevalence of selected impairments, United States, 1977 . Vital Health Stat 10 . 1981:1-70. 3. Kahn HA, Moorhead HB. Statistics on Blindness in the Model Reporting Area, 1969-1970 . Washington, DC: National Eye Institute; 1973. US Dept of Health Education and Welfare publication 73-427:1-143. 4. Tielsch JM, Sommer A, Witt K, Katz J, Royall RM. Blindness and visual impairment in an American urban population: the Baltimore eye survey . Arch Ophthalmol . 1990;108:290-296. 5. Klein R, Klein BE, Linton KL, De Mets DL. The Beaver Dam eye study: visual acuity . Ophthalmology . 1991;98:1310-1315.Crossref 6. Leibowitz HM, Krueger DE, Maunder RC, et al. The Framingham eye study monograph: an ophthalmological and epidemiological study of cataract, glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy, macular degeneration, and visual acuity in a general population of 2631 adults, 1973-1975 . Surv Ophthalmol . 1980;24( (suppl) ):335-610.Crossref 7. Hiller R, Krueger DE. Validity of a survey question as a measure of visual acuity impairment . Am J Public Health . 1983;72:93-96.Crossref 8. Stone DH, Shannon DJ. Screening for impaired visual acuity in middle age in general practice . BMJ . 1978;2:859-863.Crossref 9. Rubenstein RS, Lohr KN. Pretesting of questions in visual acuity surveys . Am J Public Health . 1983;73:1331-1332.Crossref 10. Coren S, Hakstian AR. Validation of a self-report inventory for the measurement of visual acuity . Int J Epidemiol . 1989;18:451-456.Crossref 11. SAS Institute Inc. SAS Procedures Guide, Release 6.03 . Cary, NC: SAS Institute Inc; 1988: 125-149. 12. Moses RA, Hart WM, eds. Adler's Physiology of the Eye . St Louis, Mo: Mosby-Year Book; 1987:421-423. 13. Schlesselman JJ. Case-Control Studies, Design, Conduct and Analysis . New York, NY: Oxford University Press; 1982:227-290. 14. Silver JH, Gould ES, Irvine D, Cullinan TR. Visual acuity at home and in eye clinics . Trans Ophthalmol Soc U K . 1978;98:262-266. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Archives of Ophthalmology American Medical Association

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American Medical Association
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Copyright © 1992 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved.
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0003-9950
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1538-3687
DOI
10.1001/archopht.1992.01080210097034
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Abstract • We compared the visual acuity of 89 patients obtained via a telephone interview with visual acuity elicited from the same patients in an ophthalmologist's office. Agreement within one line of vision between the telephone interview, in which patients used a modified Rosenbaum near card with attached patch, and the clinic near vision test was observed in 91% of eyes, while agreement within one line of vision between the telephone interview and clinic distance vision test was found in 86% of eyes. We conclude that testing visual acuity via a telephone interview is a potentially useful approach to assessment of visual acuity and prevalence of visual impairment in the larger population. References 1. National Society to Prevent Blindness . Vision Problems in the United States . New York, NY: National Society to Prevent Blindness; 1980. 2. BA Feller. Prevalence of selected impairments, United States, 1977 . Vital Health Stat 10 . 1981:1-70. 3. Kahn HA, Moorhead HB. Statistics on Blindness in the Model Reporting Area, 1969-1970 . Washington, DC: National Eye Institute; 1973. US Dept of Health Education and Welfare publication 73-427:1-143. 4. Tielsch JM, Sommer A, Witt K, Katz J, Royall RM. Blindness and visual impairment in an American urban population: the Baltimore eye survey . Arch Ophthalmol . 1990;108:290-296. 5. Klein R, Klein BE, Linton KL, De Mets DL. The Beaver Dam eye study: visual acuity . Ophthalmology . 1991;98:1310-1315.Crossref 6. Leibowitz HM, Krueger DE, Maunder RC, et al. The Framingham eye study monograph: an ophthalmological and epidemiological study of cataract, glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy, macular degeneration, and visual acuity in a general population of 2631 adults, 1973-1975 . Surv Ophthalmol . 1980;24( (suppl) ):335-610.Crossref 7. Hiller R, Krueger DE. Validity of a survey question as a measure of visual acuity impairment . Am J Public Health . 1983;72:93-96.Crossref 8. Stone DH, Shannon DJ. Screening for impaired visual acuity in middle age in general practice . BMJ . 1978;2:859-863.Crossref 9. Rubenstein RS, Lohr KN. Pretesting of questions in visual acuity surveys . Am J Public Health . 1983;73:1331-1332.Crossref 10. Coren S, Hakstian AR. Validation of a self-report inventory for the measurement of visual acuity . Int J Epidemiol . 1989;18:451-456.Crossref 11. SAS Institute Inc. SAS Procedures Guide, Release 6.03 . Cary, NC: SAS Institute Inc; 1988: 125-149. 12. Moses RA, Hart WM, eds. Adler's Physiology of the Eye . St Louis, Mo: Mosby-Year Book; 1987:421-423. 13. Schlesselman JJ. Case-Control Studies, Design, Conduct and Analysis . New York, NY: Oxford University Press; 1982:227-290. 14. Silver JH, Gould ES, Irvine D, Cullinan TR. Visual acuity at home and in eye clinics . Trans Ophthalmol Soc U K . 1978;98:262-266.

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Archives of OphthalmologyAmerican Medical Association

Published: Sep 1, 1992

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