What factors are important to patients when assessing treatment response: An international cross-sectional survey

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This study investigated the perspective of international patients on individual symptoms of atopic dermatitis (eczema) in determining treatment response. A questionnaire was developed to evaluate the importance of symptoms from the patient’s perspective. Patients were asked: “How important are these features in deciding whether or not a treatment is working?”, and rated symptoms on a 5-point Likert scale. Patients were approached via Harmonising Outcome Measures for Eczema (HOME) collaborators and selfselected to take part in the on-line survey. Patients from 34 countries (n = 1,111) completed the survey; of these, 423 (38.3%) were parents of children with eczema. Ten items were rated as being “quite important” or “very important” by more than 80% of the respondents: itch, pain/soreness, skin feels hot or inflamed, bleeding, involvement of visible or sensitive body sites, cracks, sleep difficulties, amount of body affected, and weeping/oozing. These results may be of use in determining the face validity of scales from a crosscultural patients’ perspective.


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Externa organisationer
  • Karlstad University
  • University of Nottingham
  • Dresden University of Technology
  • University of São Paulo
  • Heidelberg University
  • Azzon Medicals
  • Skåne University Hospital

Ämnesklassifikation (UKÄ) – OBLIGATORISK

  • Dermatologi och venereologi


Sidor (från-till)86-90
Antal sidor5
TidskriftActa Dermato-Venereologica
Utgåva nummer1
StatusPublished - 2017 jan 1
Peer review utfördJa