Alternative scoring of the Cutaneous Assessment Tool in juvenile dermatomyositis: results using abbreviated formats.

@article{Huber2008AlternativeSO,
  title={Alternative scoring of the Cutaneous Assessment Tool in juvenile dermatomyositis: results using abbreviated formats.},
  author={Adam M. Huber and Peter Anthony Lachenbruch and Elizabeth M. Dugan and Frederick W Miller and Lisa G. Rider},
  journal={Arthritis and rheumatism},
  year={2008},
  volume={59 3},
  pages={352-6}
}
OBJECTIVE The Cutaneous Assessment Tool (CAT) is a comprehensive, semiquantitative tool for the assessment of skin disease in juvenile dermatomyositis (DM). The goal of this study was to determine whether alternative scoring methods would shorten the CAT without compromising its measurement characteristics. METHODS A total of 113 children with juvenile DM were assessed at baseline; 94 were assessed again 7-9 months later. Interrater reliability, internal consistency, construct validity, and… CONTINUE READING
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