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Table 2 Mean (standard deviation) for the scores of the different validated patient reported outcomes assessed in the severity categories classified by using the DECA criteria

From: Validation of the DECA criteria for allergic conjunctivitis severity and control

  DECA criteria p
Mild Moderate Severe
Ocular symptoms (0–3), mean (SD)
 Pruritus 0.77 (0.83) 1.61 (0.84) 1.89 (1.05) < 0.0001
 Tearing 0.47 (0.78) 1.25 (0.89) 1.78 (1.09) < 0.0001
 Redness 0.43 (0.68) 1.28 (1.01) 1.78 (0.83) < 0.0001
rTOSS score (0–9), mean (SD) 1.66 (1.98) 4.17 (2.28) 5.44 (2.65) < 0.0001
Ocular symptoms by VAS (0–10 cm), mean (SD)
 Pruritus 1.70 (2.17) 4.48 (2.94) 5.30 (2.86) < 0.0001
 Tearing 1.45 (2.30) 3.80 (2.95) 4.79 (3.20) < 0.0001
 Redness 1.35 (2.41) 3.94 (3.05) 4.56 (3.03) < 0.0001
VAS global score 1.82 (2.21) 4.87 (2.88) 6.14 (3.01) < 0.0001
Efron hyperemia scale (0–4), mean (SD) 0.10 (0.31) 0.93 (0.81) 1.20 (1.14) < 0.0001
ESPRINT-15 (0–6), mean (SD)
 Question 4*
1.39 (1.51) 3.32 (1.71) 4.10 (1.37) < 0.0001
  1. DECA: Spanish document on allergic conjunctivitis; ESPRINT-15: Spanish allergic rhinitis quality of life questionnaire; rTOSS: reflective total ocular symptom score; VAS: visual analogue scale; SD: standard deviation
  2. *ESPRINT-15 Question 4: “In the past 2 weeks, how much have you been bothered by itchy eyes or having to rub your eyes?”