Out of the skin of babes: measuring the full impact of atopic dermatitis in infants and young children

Paller, A. S.; Chren, M. M.

J Invest Dermatol. 2012 Oct 17; 132(11):2494-6

Abstract

Valid psychometric instruments should be culturally adapted and refined with use. Neri et al. present an excellent example of this process for the Childhood Atopic Dermatitis Impact Scale. The work emphasizes that psychometric measurement continues to develop and reminds us that optimal care of children with atopic dermatitis requires considering its multidimensional effects on both the children and their families.

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