[Rasch] Call for Journal Papers: Vision-related Quality of Life

Mike Linacre (RMT) rmt at rasch.org
Thu Mar 16 12:27:37 EST 2006

Optometry and Vision Science, is soliciting papers for a Feature Issue

Vision-related Quality of Life

Deadline for submission October 1, 2006.

A feature issue provides the opportunity for your work to be published 
alongside similar subject matter. Past feature issues of OVS have included 
a number of important and highly-cited papers. For example, the 20 or so 
papers published in the 1999 feature issues on myopia have been cited well 
over 300 times.

Patient-centered assessments of vision have become standard supplements to 
vision tests in clinical trials, with these instruments gaining importance 
as main outcome measures. With a developing research focus, these 
instruments are evolving from relatively simple measures to increasingly 
discriminatory, reliable and valid ones.  It is intended for the feature 
issue to include a broad spectrum of topics associated with vision-related 
quality of life, including:

• the development and validation of questionnaires that quantify 
vision-related quality of life, visual disability and/or visual symptoms

• studies which demonstrate benefits of contemporary methodologies for 
questionnaire design and development e.g. Rasch analysis, item banking, 
computer adaptive testing

• a comparison or assessment of questionnaires that quantify vision-related 
quality of life, visual disability and/or visual symptoms

• the relationship between questionnaire scores and clinical vision tests 
or task performance

• the use of quality of life measures as outcome measures in clinical 
research and clinical trials

• the use of quality of life measures as clinical tools for the practitioner.

Manuscripts must be submitted online at ovs.edmgr.com and should be 
prepared according to the instructions to authors at this web site. 
Indicate that your paper is being submitted for this feature issue.

Manuscripts will be subjected to peer review under the editorial leadership 
of David Elliott, with Trudy Mallinson, and Konrad Pesudovs serving as 

Mike Linacre
Editor, Rasch Measurement Transactions
rmt at rasch.org www.rasch.org/rmt/ Latest RMT: 19:3 Winter

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