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Table 3 Mean (standard deviation) of the different validated patient reported outcomes for controlled versus not controlled AC control assessed by the DECA criteria

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

  DECA criteria p
Controlled Not controlled  
Ocular symptoms (0–3), mean (SD)
 Pruritus 0.94 (0.86) 2.00 (0.71) < 0.0001
 Tearing 0.65 (0.89) 1.62 (0.82) < 0.0001
 Redness 0.60 (0.81) 1.76 (0.99) < 0.0001
rTOSS score (0–9), mean (SD) 2.19 (2.25) 5.38 (1.97) < 0.0001
Ocular symptoms by VAS (0–10 cm), mean (SD)
 Pruritus 0.94 (0.86) 2.00 (0.71) < 0.0001
 Tearing 0.65 (0.89) 1.62 (0.82) < 0.0001
 Redness 0.60 (0.81) 1.76 (0.99) < 0.0001
ESPRINT-15 (0–6), mean (SD)
 Question 4*
1.75 (1.60) 4.33 (1.40) < 0.0001
RCAT (5-1), mean (SD)
 Question 3**
3.68 (1.13) 2.20 (0.96) < 0.0001
  1. DECA: Spanish document on allergic conjunctivitis; ESPRINT-15: Spanish allergic rhinitis quality of life questionnaire; RCAT: rhinitis control assessment test; rTOSS: reflective total ocular symptom score; VAS: visual analogue scale
  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?”
  3. ** RCAT Question 3: “During the past week, how often did you have watery eyes?”