Quality-of-life outcomes and measurement in childhood atopic dermatitis

Chamlin, S. L.; Chren, M. M.

Immunol Allergy Clin North Am. 2010 Jul 31; 30(3):281-8

Abstract

Atopic dermatitis is a common childhood skin disease of increasing prevalence that greatly affects the quality-of-life of affected children and their families. The complex and multidimensional effects of this disease have been described qualitatively and measured quantitatively with quality-of-life instruments. The burden of atopic dermatitis can likely be improved by identifying parents and their caregivers with impaired quality-of-life and providing appropriate education and psychosocial support.

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