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Skindex, a quality-of-life measure for patients with skin disease: reliability, validity, and responsiveness.
To measure the effects of skin disease on patients' quality of life, we developed a 61-item self-administered survey instrument called Skindex. Skindex has eight scales, each of which addresses aExpand
International prevalence of indoor tanning: a systematic review and meta-analysis.
IMPORTANCE Indoor tanning is a known carcinogen, but the scope of exposure to this hazard is not known. OBJECTIVE To summarize the international prevalence of exposure to indoor tanning. DATAExpand
Development and validation of a health‐related quality of life instrument for women with melasma
Background  Melasma can have significant emotional and psychological effects on those affected with the condition. In the past, the impact of melasma on health‐related quality of life (HRQoL) hasExpand
Indoor tanning and non-melanoma skin cancer: systematic review and meta-analysis
Objective To synthesise the literature on indoor tanning and non-melanoma skin cancer. Design Systematic review and meta-analysis. Data sources PubMed (1966 to present), Embase (1974 to present), andExpand
Effects of Atopic Dermatitis on Young American Children and Their Families
Objective. The psychologic, physical, and social impact of atopic dermatitis is complex and varies among children of different ages, and the effects of atopic dermatitis on the quality of life ofExpand
Quality of life in cutaneous lupus erythematosus.
BACKGROUND Little is known about quality of life in patients with cutaneous lupus erythematosus. OBJECTIVE We sought to determine how cutaneous lupus affects quality of life and which independentExpand
Testing and reducing skindex-29 using Rasch analysis: Skindex-17.
The Skindex is a well-studied dermatology-specific health-related quality of life (HRQOL) instrument. The objective of this study was to test Skindex-29 using Rasch analysis and, if necessary, toExpand
The Skindex instruments to measure the effects of skin disease on quality of life.
  • M. Chren
  • Medicine
  • Dermatologic clinics
  • 1 April 2012
Skindex-29 and Skindex-16 are validated measures of the effects of skin diseases on patients' quality of life. This article reviews the development of both versions of Skindex, discusses theirExpand
Physicians' behavior and their interactions with drug companies. A controlled study of physicians who requested additions to a hospital drug formulary.
OBJECTIVE It is controversial whether physicians' interactions with drug companies affect their behavior. To test the null hypothesis, that such interactions are not associated with physicianExpand
Narrative Review: The Promotion of Gabapentin: An Analysis of Internal Industry Documents
Key Summary Points Industry promoted gabapentin for on- and off-label uses as part of a comprehensive marketing plan. Frequent prescribers of anticonvulsant agents, opinion leaders, and localExpand