Dermatology Life Quality Index (DLQI)—a simple practical measure for routine clinical use

@article{Finlay1994DermatologyLQ,
  title={Dermatology Life Quality Index (DLQI)—a simple practical measure for routine clinical use},
  author={Andrew Y. Finlay and G. K. Khan},
  journal={Clinical and Experimental Dermatology},
  year={1994},
  volume={19}
}
A simple practical questionnaire technique for routine clinical use, the Dermatology Life Quality Index (DLQI) is described. One hundred and twenty patients with different skin diseases were asked about the impact of their disease and its treatment on their lives; a questionnaire, the DLQI, was developed based on their answers. The DLQI was then completed by 200 consecutive new‐patients attending a dermatology clinic. This study confirmed that a topic eczema, psoriasis and generalized pruritus… Expand
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