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Validity and reliability of a novel numeric rating scale to measure skin-pain in adults with atopic dermatitis.
Little is known about the measurement properties of numeric rating scales (NRS) for pain in AD. In this study, the investigators evaluated a novel NRS for skin-pain and existing NRS for average overall-pain in adults with AD. Self-administered questionnaires and skin-examination were performed in 463 AD patients (age 18-97 years) in a dermatology practice setting.
Citation: Silverberg JI . Validity and reliability of a novel numeric rating scale to measure skin-pain in adults with atopic dermatitis. Arch Dermatol Res 2021 Dec;313(10):855-61. doi: 10.1007/s00403-021-02185-3..
Keywords: Skin Conditions, Pain, Quality of Life
Vakharia PP, Chopra R, Sacotte R
Burden of skin pain in atopic dermatitis.
This study sought to characterize the patient burden of skin pain in AD. It found that twenty-four (16.8 percent) patients thought the skin pain was part of their itch, 16 (11.2 percent) from scratching, and 77 (72.0 percent) from both. Patients with skin pain were more likely to describe their itch using terms that resembled neuropathic pain.
Citation: Vakharia PP, Chopra R, Sacotte R . Burden of skin pain in atopic dermatitis. Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol 2017 Dec;119(6):548-52.e3. doi: 10.1016/j.anai.2017.09.076.
Keywords: Chronic Conditions, Pain, Quality of Life, Skin Conditions