A new instrument for assessing quality of life in atopic dermatitis: international development of the Quality of Life Index for Atopic Dermatitis (QoLIAD).

@article{Whalley2004ANI,
  title={A new instrument for assessing quality of life in atopic dermatitis: international development of the Quality of Life Index for Atopic Dermatitis (QoLIAD).},
  author={D. Whalley and Stephen P McKenna and Abigail L. Dewar and Ruud A. M. Erdman and T. Kohlmann and Mauro Niero and Sharon A Cook and B{\'e}atrice Crickx and Michael J Herdman and Feride H Frech and Daniel Van Assche},
  journal={The British journal of dermatology},
  year={2004},
  volume={150 2},
  pages={274-83}
}
BACKGROUND Atopic dermatitis (AD) is a chronic or chronically relapsing inflammatory skin condition that can have a considerable impact on those affected. There are a number of instruments available to measure outcome in dermatological conditions but none have been developed specifically for AD. In addition, most measure symptoms and/or daily functioning, which are potential influences on quality of life (QoL) rather than assessments of the construct itself. OBJECTIVES The aim of the current… CONTINUE READING
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