TITLE

Reliability, Responsiveness and Validity of Scalpdex in Children with Scalp Psoriasis: The Dutch Study

AUTHOR(S)
OOSTVEEN, Annet M.; DE JONG, Elke M. G. J.; EVERS, Andrea W. M.; T. DONDERS, A. Rogier; VAN DE KERKHOF, Peter C. M.; SEYGER, Marieke M. B.
PUB. DATE
March 2014
SOURCE
Acta Dermato-Venereologica;Mar2014, Vol. 94 Issue 2, p198
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
This aim of this study was to validate the Scalpdex, a quality of life questionnaire for adults with scalp dermatitis, in children with scalp psoriasis. The reliability, responsiveness and validity of the 3 scales (symptoms, functioning and emotions) of this 22-item questionnaire were analysed in a cohort of children with scalp psoriasis (age range 6-18 years). A total of 94 children completed the questionnaire once, and 53 children a second time, after treatment of their scalp psoriasis. The Children's Scalpdex in Psoriasis (CSP) demonstrated reliability with internal consistency (Cronbach's α, 0.69-0.91). The CSP scales proved sensitive to change in the expected direction for children whose scalp psoriasis improved. Moderate effect sizes were observed between both visits for all 3 scales of the CSP (Cohen's d, 0.44-0.58). In conclusion, the CSP is a reliable, responsive and valid questionnaire, which is the first to illustrate the specific influence of scalp psoriasis on quality of life in children.
ACCESSION #
94969021

 

Related Articles

  • Quality of Life Assessment of Patients with Scalp Dermatitis Using the Italian Version of the Scalpdex. SAMPOGNA, Francesca; LINDER, Dennis; PIASERICO, Stefano; ALTOMARE, Gianfranco; BORTUNE, Marco; CALZAVARA-PINTON, Piergiacomo; DALLE VEDOVE, Camilla; GIROLOMONI, Giampiero; PESERICO, Andrea; SALA, Raffaela; ABENI, Damiano // Acta Dermato-Venereologica;Jul2014, Vol. 94 Issue 4, p411 

    The aim of this study was to assess quality of life in patients with scalp dermatitis using the Italian version of the Scalpdex, and to validate the instrument in Italian. The survey was conducted in outpatients with psoriasis, seborrhoeic dermatitis, alopecia, or follicular lichen. Data were...

  • Offer systemic therapy as first-line defense. Rutledge, Barbara J. // Dermatology Times;Sep2005 Supplement 4, Vol. 25, pS16 

    Evaluates the efficacy of alefacept therapy as first-line defense for psoriasis. Impact of psoriasis on the quality of life of the patient; Number of people affected with the disease of the year; Treatment paradigms for psoriasis.

  • Living with Psoriasis. Paranzino, Michael // FDA Consumer;Sep2004, Vol. 38 Issue 5, p40 

    Reflects on life as a psoriasis patient. Characterization of the disease; Physical and emotional effects of psoriasis; Increase in the efforts of the U.S. government to develop psoriasis treatment.

  • A variety of scalp problems.  // GP: General Practitioner;5/12/2003, p76 

    This article focuses on treatment of various scalp infections. Psoriasis on the scalp can cause thick scales, which canbe severely embarrassing to patients. A lotion containing a combination of steroid and salicylic acid is often effective, and the improvement can be maintained by using a...

  • Therapeutic Moisturizers as Adjuvant Therapy for Psoriasis Patients. Gelmetti, Carlo // American Journal of Clinical Dermatology;2009 Supplement, Vol. 10 Issue S1, p7 

    At any point in time, psoriasis affects 2-3% of the world's population and has one of the biggest impacts on quality of life of any dermatological disorder. Treatment is extremely costly and prevention of disease progression in severity and extent is crucial. Psoriasis treatment should include...

  • The effect of skin conditions on patients' quality of life. Green, Liz // Nursing Standard;11/3/2010, Vol. 25 Issue 9, p48 

    Skin conditions can adversely affect many aspects of patients' lives. The quality of life for people with skin conditions such as psoriasis, atopic eczema and acne can be significantly impaired in terms of their psychological wellbeing, social functioning and everyday activities. The significant...

  • Biologics' efficacy data growing. Jesitus, John // Dermatology Times;Sep2005 Supplement 4, Vol. 25, pS19 

    Reports on the advantages of longer treatment regimens and combinations with other modalities by use of biologic drugs for psoriasis treatment. Problems of alefacept; Observations on patients treated with alefacept; Advantages of combined therapies for psoriasis.

  • Adalimumab in it for the long haul in psoriasis.  // PharmacoEconomics & Outcomes News;3/26/2005, Issue 474, p17 

    Discusses research being done on the effectiveness of adalimumab in the treatment of moderate-to-severe chronic plaque psoriasis among patients in the U.S. Reference to studies by several researchers published in the March 2005 issue of the "Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology";...

  • Assessing Treatment of Pruritic Scalp. Burkhart, Craig G.; Burkhart, Craig N. // Open Dermatology Journal;2008, Vol. 2, p32 

    Pruritic scalp has not traditionally been specifically categorized as a separate dermatologic condition; but rather it has been included within the broad category of seborrheic dermatitis. This has severely limited testing and understanding of this entity. The objective of this study was to...

Share

Read the Article

Courtesy of THE LIBRARY OF VIRGINIA

Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics