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Infants' Dermatitis Quality of Life Index (IDQoL): a decade of experience of validation and clinical application.
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PMID:  23909890     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
The Infants' Dermatitis Quality of Life Index (IDQoL) is a questionnaire completed by parents assessing the impact of atopic dermatitis on the Quality of Life (QoL) of infants aged from 0-3 years. The aim was to review all clinical and psychometric data on the use of IDQoL from its inception in 2001 until November 2012, to serve as a single reference source. A literature search was carried out using Medline, PubMed, EBSCO host, Science Direct and Google Scholar. Articles and abstracts that described the clinical use of the IDQoL and those that investigated its psychometric properties were included. Articles not in English were excluded. Fifty-one publications were identified of which 46 fulfilled the inclusion criteria. IDQoL data relating to psychometric, descriptive, clinical practice research, drug trials and therapeutic interventions were extracted. The IDQoL has been translated into 21 languages and used in 17 countries including two multinational studies. Thirty-one studies demonstrated its psychometric properties such as test-retest reliability, internal consistency, validity, responsiveness to change and interpretability. No studies investigated dimensionality, carried out factor analysis or described the minimal clinically important difference of the tool. Eight studies used the IDQoL to assess the effectiveness of therapeutic interventions such as education programmes, consultations and wet-wrap therapy while seven studies described the use of IDQoL in topical interventions. When deciding whether to use the IDQoL, researchers and clinicians should consider the validation data, the relevant comparative clinical data available and the potential burden on the respondents. This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved.
M K A Basra; V Gada; S Ungaro; A Y Finlay; S M Salek
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2013-8-2
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Title:  The British journal of dermatology     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1365-2133     ISO Abbreviation:  Br. J. Dermatol.     Publication Date:  2013 Aug 
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Created Date:  2013-8-5     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  0004041     Medline TA:  Br J Dermatol     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved.
Department of Dermatology and Wound Healing, School of Medicine, Cardiff University, Cardiff.
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