4 years ago

Quimp (QUality of life IMPairment): an addition to the Quality of Life lexicon

S E Marron, J C Szepietowski, M D Linder, P V Chernyshov, O D Cranenburgh, A Bewley, L Tomas-Aragones, F Sampogna, N Pustišek, Salek, M Augustin, F Poot, A Svensson, L Manolache, G B Jemec
There has been a constant growth in the number of publications each year concerning “quality of life (QoL)” and “dermatology,” since the publication of the Dermatology Life Quality Index in 1994. Numerous dermatology and disease-specific QoL instruments have since been created. Quality of life is frequently assessed in clinical trials, educational activities and epidemiologic studies. QoL assessment is included in many national guidelines in dermatology. QoL assessment scores, together with disease severity measures, are used as guideline criteria for the use of biologics in dermatology and other clinical fields in many countries, and even for treatment reimbursement decisions. QoL assessment in dermatology is considered of benefit for routine clinical use. The European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology Task Force on QoL and Patient Oriented Outcomes (PO) is actively working to facilitate appropriate use of This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved.

Publisher URL: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/resolve/doi

DOI: 10.1111/jdv.14693

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