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Quality of life

Atopic dermatitis – the impact on quality of life and economic burden

It has now become common practice in dermatology outpatient assessments to include a Patient Oriented Eczema Measure (POEM) or Eczema Area and Severity Index (EASI) score when measuring atopic dermatitis severity and The Dermatology Life Quality Index (DLQI) or The Children's Dermatology Life Quality Index (CDLQI) to assess the effect on quality of life. This article presents a review of atopic dermatitis and its major economic burden and impact on quality of life, especially in moderate to severe disease.

Dermatology in practice 2019; 25(2): 50–53
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