Dermatology 2013

Keywords: Clinical Competence

Dermatology/education/*methods

Education, Medical, Continuing/methods

Humans

Skin Diseases/*therapy

Notes: Saedi, Nazanin

Kaminer, Michael

eng

Introductory

2013/09/21 06:00

Semin Cutan Med Surg. 2013 Mar;32(1):1.

URL: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24049922

Author Address: Department of Dermatology and Cutaneous Biology, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA, USA.

 

 

Reference Type:  Journal Article

Record Number: 4589Author: Safikhani, S., Sundaram, M., Bao, Y., Mulani, P. and Revicki, D. A.

Year: 2013

Title: Qualitative assessment of the content validity of the Dermatology Life Quality Index in patients with moderate to severe psoriasis

Journal: J Dermatolog Treat

Volume: 24

Issue: 1

Pages: 50-9

Date: Feb

Short Title: Qualitative assessment of the content validity of the Dermatology Life Quality Index in patients with moderate to severe psoriasis

Alternate Journal: The Journal of dermatological treatment

ISSN: 1471-1753 (Electronic)

0954-6634 (Linking)

DOI: 10.3109/09546634.2011.631980

Accession Number: 22007701

Keywords: Adolescent

Adult

Aged

Aged, 80 and over

*Dermatology

Female

Health Status

Humans

Male

Middle Aged

Psoriasis/*psychology

Quality of Life/*psychology

*Severity of Illness Index

*Sickness Impact Profile

Young Adult

Abstract: BACKGROUND: The patient-reported Dermatology Life Quality Index (DLQI) measures the impact of dermatologic diseases on patients’ lives. OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the content validity of the DLQI in patients with moderate to severe plaque psoriasis. METHODS: In a two-part interview, participants were first asked open-ended questions about the impact of psoriasis-related complaints and symptoms on their lives and activities. The DLQI was then administered and cognitive debriefing interviews assessed participants’ understanding of the instructions, items, and response scales, and relevance of the specific items to their experience with psoriasis. RESULTS: Twenty-one patients were interviewed at two US sites. Mean age was 48.8 years, 67% were white, and 43% reported Hispanic/Latino ethnicity. The majority reported living with a partner or spouse (81%) and working full time or part time (57%). Patients’ spontaneous responses to open-ended questions were consistent with DLQI concepts and generally did not provide additional concepts. Most participants reported that the instructions, item content, and response scales were clear and easy to understand and relevant. CONCLUSIONS: The content of the DLQI included all important and relevant concepts from the perspective of patients with moderate to severe plaque psoriasis. This study provides further support for the content validity of the DLQI in this population.

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