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J Eur Acad Dermatol Venereol. 2018 Feb;32(2):194-208. doi: 10.1111/jdv.14585. Epub 2017 Oct 10.

Quality of life measurement in acne. Position Paper of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology Task Forces on Quality of Life and Patient Oriented Outcomes and Acne, Rosacea and Hidradenitis Suppurativa.

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1
Department of Dermatology and Venereology, National Medical University, Kiev, Ukraine.
2
Departments of Dermatology, Venereology, Allergology and Immunology, Dessau Medical Center, Brandenburg Medical School Theodore Fontane, Dessau, Germany.
3
Department of Psychology, University of Zaragoza, Aragon Health Sciences Institute (IACS), Zaragoza, Spain.
4
Department of Dermatology, Zealand University Hospital, Roskilde, Denmark.
5
Dermatology, Dali Medical, Bucharest, Romania.
6
Department of Dermatology, Faculty of Health Sciences, University Hospital of North Norway, Troms, Norway.
7
Clinical Epidemiology Unit, Istituto Dermopatico dell'Immacolata (IDI)-IRCCS FLMM, Rome, Italy.
8
Health, Medical, and Neuropsychology Unit, Leiden University, Leiden, The Netherlands.
9
Department of Dermatology, Andreas Syggros Hospital, Athens, Greece.
10
Department of Dermatology, Royo Villanova Hospital, Aragon Health Sciences Institute (IACS), Zaragoza, Spain.
11
Department of Medical Sciences, Section of Dermatology, University of Ferrara, Ferrara, Italy.
12
Department of Medical Psychology, Academic Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
13
Dutch Skin Foundation, Nieuwegein, The Netherlands.
14
Department of Dermatology and Venereology, Skane University Hospital, Malmö, Sweden.
15
2nd Department of Dermatology and Venereology, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens Medical School, "Attikon" General University Hospital, Athens, Greece.
16
Department of Dermatology, ULB-Erasme Hospital, Brussels, Belgium.
17
Department of Dermatology, Wroclaw Medical University, Wroclaw, Poland.
18
Department of Pharmacy, Pharmacology and Postgraduate Medicine, School of Life & Medical Sciences, University of Hertfordshire, Hatfield, UK.
19
Department of Dermatology and Wound Healing, Division of Infection and Immunity, School of Medicine, Cardiff University, Cardiff, UK.

Abstract

Acne causes profound negative psychological and social effects on the quality of life (QoL) of patients. The European Dermatology Forum S3-Guideline for the Treatment of Acne recommended adopting a QoL measure as an integral part of acne management. Because of constantly growing interest in health-related QoL assessment in acne and because of the high impact of acne on patients' lives, the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology Task Force on QoL and Patient Oriented Outcomes and the Task Force on Acne, Rosacea and Hidradenitis Suppurativa have documented the QoL instruments that have been used in acne patients, with information on validation, purposes of their usage, description of common limitations and mistakes in their usage and overall recommendations.

KEYWORDS:

acne; dermatology; measurement; quality of life

PMID:
28898474
DOI:
10.1111/jdv.14585
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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