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Drawing Attention to the Burden of Allergic Conjunctivitis in Children and Their Families

Drawing Attention to the Burden of Allergic Conjunctivitis in Children and Their Families Drawing Attention to the Burden of Allergic Conjunctivitis in Children and Their Families Invited Commentary Invited Commentary Drawing Attention to the Burden of Allergic Conjunctivitis in Children and Their Families Yi Ning J. Strube, MD, MS Zhang et al present a prospective, case-control study from a more commonly affected by vernal keratoconjunctivitis, so it single tertiary referral center in China, investigating the asso- is not surprising that more boys than girls were represented ciation of allergic conjunctivitis (AC) with the health-related in the disease group. However, not controlling for this discrep- quality-of-life (QOL) scores ancy in the control group potentially introduces a confound- on a questionnaire adminis- ing effect. Studies have shown differing responses between Related article boys and girls on a range of QOL questionnaires; therefore, this tered to pediatric patients and their parents. The investiga- difference should be addressed in the study’s analysis. Pre- tors describe 92 patients with AC and 96 age-matched con- vious studies have shown girls tend to report lower health- trol patients and the health-related QOL of these patients and related QOL than boys, which, if applicable to this study popu- their parents. Both children with AC and their parents had sig- lation, http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png JAMA Ophthalmology American Medical Association

Drawing Attention to the Burden of Allergic Conjunctivitis in Children and Their Families

JAMA Ophthalmology , Volume 139 (8) – Aug 10, 2021

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American Medical Association
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Copyright 2021 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved.
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2168-6165
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2168-6173
DOI
10.1001/jamaophthalmol.2021.1714
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Abstract

Drawing Attention to the Burden of Allergic Conjunctivitis in Children and Their Families Invited Commentary Invited Commentary Drawing Attention to the Burden of Allergic Conjunctivitis in Children and Their Families Yi Ning J. Strube, MD, MS Zhang et al present a prospective, case-control study from a more commonly affected by vernal keratoconjunctivitis, so it single tertiary referral center in China, investigating the asso- is not surprising that more boys than girls were represented ciation of allergic conjunctivitis (AC) with the health-related in the disease group. However, not controlling for this discrep- quality-of-life (QOL) scores ancy in the control group potentially introduces a confound- on a questionnaire adminis- ing effect. Studies have shown differing responses between Related article boys and girls on a range of QOL questionnaires; therefore, this tered to pediatric patients and their parents. The investiga- difference should be addressed in the study’s analysis. Pre- tors describe 92 patients with AC and 96 age-matched con- vious studies have shown girls tend to report lower health- trol patients and the health-related QOL of these patients and related QOL than boys, which, if applicable to this study popu- their parents. Both children with AC and their parents had sig- lation,

Journal

JAMA OphthalmologyAmerican Medical Association

Published: Aug 10, 2021

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