Itch Severity Scale: a self-report instrument for the measurement of pruritus severity.

@article{Majeski2007ItchSS,
  title={Itch Severity Scale: a self-report instrument for the measurement of pruritus severity.},
  author={Candace Majeski and Julie A. Johnson and Sara N. Davison and Claude Lauzon},
  journal={The British journal of dermatology},
  year={2007},
  volume={156 4},
  pages={
          667-73
        }
}
BACKGROUND Assessing pruritus severity is difficult because of its subjective nature. A questionnaire that takes into account how the symptom is perceived by the patient may provide a more accurate representation of the pruritus. However, recently developed questionnaires do not specifically quantify severity of the symptom. OBJECTIVES To develop a self-report questionnaire to measure pruritus severity and to provide initial evidence of its validity and reliability. METHODS We modified a… CONTINUE READING

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