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    • Common Sequence Variation in the VEGFC Gene Is Associated with Diabetic Retinopathy and Diabetic Macular Edema 

      Kaidonis, Georgia; Burdon, Kathryn Penelope; Gillies, Mark; Abhary, Sotoodeh; Essex, Rohan; Chang, John H; Pal, Bishwanath; Pefkianaki, Maria; Daniell, Maria; Lake, Stewart; Petrovsky, Nikolai; Hewitt, Alex W; Jenkins, Alicia; Lamoureux, Ecosse L; Gleadle, Jonathan; Craig, Jamie E (Elsevier, 2015-06-11)
      Purpose To investigate associations between single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) in the VEGFC gene and the development of diabetic retinopathy (DR) in white patients with type 1 diabetes mellitus (T1DM) or type 2 ...
    • Falls in Older people with Cataract, a longitudinal evalUation of impact and riSk: the FOCUS study protocol 

      Keay, Lisa; Palagyi, A; McCluskey, P; Lamoureux, Ecosse L; Pesudovs, Konrad; Lo, S; Ivers, R; Boufous, Soufiane; Morlet, N; Ng, J; Stapleton, F; Fraser, M; Meuleners, L (BMJ Publishing Group, 2014-01-14)
      Background Falls result in >$1 billion in treatment, disability, lost output and mortality each year in Australia and people with cataract are at increased risk. Previous research is inconclusive; one large Australian study ...
    • Identifying Content for the Glaucoma-specific Item Bank to Measure Quality-of-life Parameters 

      Khadka, Jyoti; McAlinden, Colm; Craig, Jamie E; Fenwick, Eva K; Lamoureux, Ecosse L; Pesudovs, Konrad (Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins, 2015-01)
      PURPOSE: Patient-reported outcomes (PROs) have become essential clinical trial end points. However, a comprehensive, multidimensional, patient-relevant, and precise glaucoma-specific PRO instrument is not available. ...
    • The importance of rating scales in measuring patient-reported outcomes 

      Khadka, Jyoti; Gothwal, Vijaya; McAlinden, Colm; Lamoureux, Ecosse L; Pesudovs, Konrad (BioMed Central Ltd., 2012-07-13)
      A critical component that influences the measurement properties of a patient-reported outcome (PRO) instrument is the rating scale. Yet, there is a lack of general consensus regarding optimal rating scale format, including ...
    • Rasch analysis reveals problems with multiplicative scoring in the Macular Disease Quality of Life questionnaire 

      Finger, R P; Fenwick, Eva K; Pesudovs, Konrad; Marella, M; Lamoureux, Ecosse L; Holz, F G (Elsevier, 2012-09-10)
      The multiplicative rating scale of the MacDQoL is flawed and does not provide scientific measurement of VRQoL. Measurement can be restored with a series of revisions to the instrument. This study reinforces the importance ...