Quality of Life in Pediatric Dermatology

Megan M. Brown, Sarah L. Chamlin, Aimee C. Smidt*

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

Skin disease is highly prevalent in the United States, and it has been well-documented that patients with skin disease experience financial, psychological, social, and quality-of-life (QoL) burdens beyond those of the general population. Pediatric patients and their caregivers are particularly vulnerable to the burden of skin disease. Over the past decade disease-specific indices for QoL measurement in pediatric dermatology have been developed. Most of this research has focused on acne, atopic dermatitis, hemangiomas, ichythosis, psoriasis, and vitiligo. This article provides an overview of QoL assessment in pediatric dermatology for these six conditions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)211-221
Number of pages11
JournalDermatologic clinics
Volume31
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 2013

Keywords

  • Patient-focused care
  • Pediatric dermatology
  • Quality of life
  • Skin disease

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Dermatology

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