November 8, 2014
Br J Dermatol. 2013 Oct;169(4):734-59. doi: 10.1111/bjd.12437.
Author Address: Centre for Socioeconomic Research, Cardiff School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Cardiff University, Cardiff, U.K.
Reference Type: Journal Article
Record Number: 4441Author: Salek, M. S. and Kamudoni, P.
Title: Quality of life measurement in dermatology consultation: impact on patient reported outcomes
Journal: G Ital Dermatol Venereol
Short Title: Quality of life measurement in dermatology consultation: impact on patient reported outcomes
Alternate Journal: Giornale italiano di dermatologia e venereologia : organo ufficiale, Societa italiana di dermatologia e sifilografia
ISSN: 0392-0488 (Print)
Accession Number: 23670063
*Quality of Life
Abstract: It is now recognized that therapy should not only seek to cure disease, but also to affect outcomes that matter to the patients the most; those related to their functioning in their everyday life and their overall quality of life. In those situations where elimination of disease/complete cure is not possible for example in chronic conditions, limiting the complications from the illness, so that patients can still maintain a comfortable and satisfying life, becomes the goal of treatment. This coupled with the growing patient rights movement and the need for patients to be a part of treatment decision-making process means that patient’s health-related quality of life is no longer just an important consequence of health-care, but it is increasingly regarded as an explicit ultimate goal.
Notes: Salek, M S