Impact of disease severity on work productivity and activity impairment in Japanese patients with atopic dermatitis.

@article{Yano2013ImpactOD,
  title={Impact of disease severity on work productivity and activity impairment in Japanese patients with atopic dermatitis.},
  author={Chizuko Yano and Hidehisa Saeki and Takaoki Ishiji and Yozo Ishiuji and Junko Sato and Yukari Tofuku and Hitoshi Nakagawa},
  journal={The Journal of dermatology},
  year={2013},
  volume={40 9},
  pages={
          736-9
        }
}
Atopic dermatitis (AD) is a common inflammatory skin disease that is characterized by chronic and persisting pruritic and eczematous lesions. There has been no study of work productivity and activity in AD patients in relation to disease severity. The purpose of this study was to examine the impact of disease severity on work productivity and activity impairment (WPAI) in adult AD patients using the Japanese version of the questionnaire. Data were collected from 112 AD patients who visited the… CONTINUE READING
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