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Table 2 Results for the linear multivariate model analysis of visual analogue scale outcomes with relation to patient demographic and disease variables

From: Lessons learned from the development and implementation of a patient-reported outcome and experience measure (POEM) in an Australian glaucoma practice

  B coefficient (95% CI lower limit, upper limit)
Variable Baseline category for categorical variables Q1 I understand my diagnosis. Q2 I understand how my condition is managed. Q3 My glaucoma management (and any side effects) are acceptable to me. Q4 I do not think my glaucoma is getting worse. Q5 My glaucoma does not interfere with my daily life. Q6 I am not worried about losing vision from glaucoma. Q7 I feel safe under the care of my treating team. Q8 My glaucoma care is well organised
Age   −0.2 (−0.4, −0.0)* −0.2 (−0.4, 0.0) 0.1 (− 0.1, 0.4) 0.2 (− 0.2, 0.5) 0.4 (0.1, 0.8)# 0.5 (0.0, 0.9)* 0.1 (− 0.1, 0.2) 0.1 (− 0.1, 0.2)
BCVA worse eye (LogMAR)   −2 (− 5, 1) −1 (− 4, 2) − 1 (− 4, 3) − 1 (− 6, 4) −2 (− 7, 4) − 1 (− 7, 6) 0 (− 2, 2) 0 (− 2, 1)
Number of glaucoma medications in worse eye   −1 (− 2, 1) −1 (− 3, 1) 0 (− 2, 3) −3 (− 12, 5)# −6 (− 10, − 2)# −4 (− 9, 0) − 1 (− 2, 1) −1 (− 2,1)
Gender Male         
Female   5 (0, 10)* 6 (1, 10)# 1 (− 5, 7) −1 (− 9, 7) 1 (− 7, 9) 2 (− 8, 12) 2 (− 1, 6) 1 (− 2, 4)
Glaucoma laterality Unilateral         
Bilateral   −3 (− 12, 5) −3 (− 11, 5) 4 (− 7, 14) 3 (− 12, 18) 9 (− 7, 25) 0.2 (− 19, 19) −1 (− 7, 5) −1 (− 7, 4)
Glaucoma type POAG         
Other glaucoma types   − 1 (− 10, 8) −3 (− 11, 5) 7 (− 4, 19) 8 (− 7, 23) 11 (− 5, 27) 0 (− 19, 20) 3 (− 4, 9) 2 (− 4, 7)
Previous glaucoma surgery None         
Unilateral   −5 (− 12, 1) −4 (− 11, 1) − 2 (− 10, 6) 1 (− 10, 12) −1 (− 13,11) 4 (− 10, 18) 0 (− 5, 5) 2 (− 2, 6)
Bilateral   −1 (− 8, 5) − 7 (− 7, 5) −8 (− 16, 0)* −9 (− 20, 2) −13 (− 25, − 2)* −1 (− 15, 13) 1 (− 3, 6) 2 (− 2, 6)
Previous ocular surgery None         
Cataract   0 (− 5, 6) 3 (− 2, 8) 0 (− 7, 7) − 3 (− 12, 6) −13 (− 23, − 3)# 5 (− 7, 16) 4 (− 2, 9) 0 (− 3, 4)
Other ocular surgery   6 (− 5,16) 7 (− 3, 17) 6 (− 7, 20) 1 (− 18, 19) −17 (− 37, 2) −21 (− 45, 2) 4 (− 1, 10) 2 (− 5, 8)
Visual field in worse eye Normal         
Mild   1 (− 7, 8) 2 (− 5, 9) 1 (− 8, 11) −4 (− 17, 9) − 11 (− 24, 3) −5 (− 22, 11) 0 (− 3, 4) 3 (− 2, 8)
Moderate   6 (− 2, 14) 7 (0, 13) −1 (− 10, 9) −8 (− 21, 6) −10 (− 24, 4) −11 (− 28, 6) 2 (− 6, 10) 3 (− 2, 8)
Severe   9 (2, 16)* 8 (1, 15)* 0 (− 10, 9) − 19 (− 32, − 9)# −18 (− 32, − 5)# − 14 (− 31, 3) −3 (− 8, 3) 5 (0, 10)
  1. *- p < 0.05
  2. # - p ≤ 0.01
  3. POAG Primary open-angle glaucoma