Development of the PSORIQoL, a psoriasis-specific measure of quality of life designed for use in clinical practice and trials.

@article{McKenna2003DevelopmentOT,
  title={Development of the PSORIQoL, a psoriasis-specific measure of quality of life designed for use in clinical practice and trials.},
  author={Stephen P McKenna and Sharon A Cook and D. Whalley and Lynda C. Doward and Helen Louise Richards and Christopher Griffiths and Daniel Van Assche},
  journal={The British journal of dermatology},
  year={2003},
  volume={149 2},
  pages={323-31}
}
BACKGROUND Patients with psoriasis have significant impairment in their quality of life (QoL). Several patient-completed instruments are available to measure outcome in dermatological conditions but these primarily focus on severity of disease rather than on QoL. OBJECTIVES To develop a new instrument specifically designed to measure QoL in psoriasis-the Psoriasis Index of Quality of Life (PSORIQoL). METHODS The content of the instrument was derived from qualitative interviews with 62… CONTINUE READING

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