Assessing the preferences of patients with psoriasis. A quantitative, utility approach.

  title={Assessing the preferences of patients with psoriasis. A quantitative, utility approach.},
  author={Kathryn A Zug and Benjamin Littenberg and Richard D Baughman and Terry S Kneeland and Robert F. Nease and Walton Sumner and Gerald T O'connor and Roy Jones and Elizabeth D. Morrison and Robert J Cimis},
  journal={Archives of dermatology},
  volume={131 5},
BACKGROUND AND DESIGN Patient preferences for health outcomes can be explicitly assessed and expressed in quantitative terms known as utilities. Three standard methods for utility assessment have been used to quantify patient preferences, but these methods have not previously been applied to skin disease. Eighty-seven patients with psoriasis from a tertiary medical center were interviewed, using an interactive, computer-based utility assessment questionnaire, U-Titer. Utilities for three… CONTINUE READING

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