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Protocol - Use of Glasses and/or Contact Lenses as a Child

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Protocol Name from Source:

The Expert Review Panel has not reviewed this measure yet.

Availability:

Publicly available

Description:

The respondent is asked a series of 5 questions to assess their child's current and past use of glasses and contact lenses, duration of use, and reason for use.

Protocol:

1. Does your child currently wear glasses or contact lenses to correct, or partially correct, his/her eyesight?

[ ] No (go to Q4)

[ ] Glasses

[ ] Contact lenses

2. How often are the glasses or contact lenses worn?

[ ] All the time

[ ] Most of the time

[ ] Sometimes

[ ] Hardly ever

[ ] Only when eyes feel tired

3. Why were the glasses/contact lenses prescribed? (you may tick more than one box)

[ ] Astigmatism

[ ] Short-sightedness/myopia

[ ] Long-sightedness/hyperopia

[ ] DK

[ ] Other (specify)______________

4. Has your child worn glasses or contact lenses in the past, but no longer needs to wear them?

[ ] no (go to end)

[ ] yes

[ ] Unsure (go to end)

If yes, please state the dated and age when first prescribed:______

Date stopped: (MMDDYYY)___________

Reason stopped:________

5. How often did you child wear their glasses/contact lenses?

[ ] All the time

[ ] Most of the time

[ ] Sometimes

[ ] Hardly ever

[ ] Only when eyes feel tired

Personnel and Training Required

These questions may be self-administered (as in the source protocol) or administered by an interviewer with a pencil and paper or computer-assisted interview.

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
Average time of greater than 15 minutes in an unaffected individualNo
Major equipmentNo
Specialized requirements for biospecimen collectionNo
Specialized trainingNo

Mode of Administration

Self-administered

Life Stage:

Toddler, Child, Adolescent

Specific Instructions:

None

Research Domain Information

Release Date:

February 26, 2010

Definition

Questions to assess current and past use of eyeglasses and/or contact lenses.

Purpose

Determine the use and need for corrective lenses. Use of glasses or contact lenses, and their timing of use in a pediatric population provide insight regarding effects on visual function, influence refractive error development and progression, and task performance. It is important to determine the history of use of contact lenses because it has been shown to be associated with corneal conditions, such as infections and dry eye syndrome.

Selection Rationale

This assessment will provide information on rates and types of refractive correction used in childhood. Refractive errors, especially significant levels in childhood can be genetically influenced. The protocol selected is a standard, well-characterized instrument especially designed for assessment in the pediatric population.

Language

English

Standards

StandardNameIDSource
Common Data Elements (CDE)Person Corrective Lens Use Text3008657CDE Browser
Logical Observation Identifiers Names and Codes (LOINC)Glasses contact lenses child proto62728-1LOINC

Process and Review

The Expert Review Panel has not reviewed this measure yet.

Source

The Centre for Vision Research, Sydney Myopia Study, 2005

12 year olds parental questionnaire

Question numbers: 41 (question 1), 42 (question 2), 43 (question 3), 44 (question 4), and 45 (question 5).

General References

Ip JM, Saw SM, Rose KA, Morgan IG, Kifley A, Wang JJ, Mitchell P. (2008). Role of Near Work in Myopia: Findings in a Sample of Australian School Children. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci, 49(7):2903-10.

Ojaimi E, Rose KA, Smith W, Morgan IG, Martin FJ, Mitchell P. (2005). Methods for a population-based study of myopia and other eye conditions in school children: the Sydney Myopia Study. Ophthalmic Epidemiol, 12(1):59-69.

Protocol ID:

111302

Variables:

Export Variables
Variable NameVariable IDVariable DescriptionVersiondbGaP Mapping
PX111302_Glasses_Contact_Lenses_Correct_CurrentlyPX111302010000Does your child currently wear glasses or contact lenses to correct, or partially correct, his/her eyesight?4N/A
PX111302_Glasses_Contact_Lenses_Frequency_CurrentlyPX111302020000How often are the glasses or contact lenses worn?4N/A
PX111302_Glasses_Contact_Lenses_AstigmatismPX111302030100Were the glasses/contact lenses prescribed for Astigmatism?4N/A
PX111302_Glasses_Contact_Lenses_Short_Sightedness_MyopiaPX111302030200Were the glasses/contact lenses prescribed for Short-sightedness/myopia?4N/A
PX111302_Glasses_Contact_Lenses_Long_Sightedness_HyperopiaPX111302030300Were the glasses/contact lenses prescribed for Long-sightedness/hyperopia?4N/A
PX111302_Glasses_Contact_Lenses_OtherPX111302030400Were the glasses/contact lenses prescribed for Other?4N/A
PX111302_Glasses_Contact_Lenses_Other_SpecifyPX111302030500Specify other glasses/contact lenses prescribed.4N/A
PX111302_Glasses_Contact_Lenses_No_Longer_NeedPX111302040100Has your child worn glasses or contact lenses in the past, but no longer needs to wear them?4Variable Mapping
PX111302_Glasses_Contact_Lenses_First_DatePX111302040200Please state the date when first prescribed.4N/A
PX111302_Glasses_Contact_Lenses_First_AgePX111302040300Please state the age when first prescribed.4N/A
PX111302_Glasses_Contact_Lenses_Stop_DatePX111302040400Date stopped?4N/A
PX111302_Glasses_Contact_Lenses_Stop_ReasonPX111302040500Reason stopped?4N/A
PX111302_Glasses_Contact_Lenses_Frequency_BeforePX111302050000How often did you child wear their glasses/contact lenses?4N/A