Quality of life in infants and children with atopic dermatitis: Addressing issues of differential item functioning across countries in multinational clinical trials

@article{McKenna2007QualityOL,
  title={Quality of life in infants and children with atopic dermatitis: Addressing issues of differential item functioning across countries in multinational clinical trials},
  author={Stephen P McKenna and Lynda C. Doward and David M. Meads and Alan Tennant and Gemma Lawton and Jens Grueger},
  journal={Health and Quality of Life Outcomes},
  year={2007},
  volume={5},
  pages={45 - 45}
}
BACKGROUND A previous study had identified 45 items assessing the impact of atopic dermatitis (AD) on the whole family. From these it was intended to develop two separate scales, one assessing impact on carers and the other determining the effect on the child. METHODS The 45 items were included in three clinical trials designed to test the efficacy of a new topical treatment (pimecrolimus, Elidel cream 1%) in the treatment of AD in infants and children and in validation studies in the UK, US… CONTINUE READING