Patient-physician consensus on quality of life in dermatology

G. B.E. Jemec*, H. C. Wulf

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    Abstract

    This study was undertaken in order to establish the correlation between physician-assessed and patient selfreported quality of life (QOL) when using a proposed Dermatology Life Quality Index (DLQI) in a random sample of 51 dermatological out-patients and in-patients. A substantial correlation was found between physician scores and DLQI (r2 = 0.306, P < 0.001), suggesting that the DLQI can be used to assess QOL and general morbidity. Comparison of the observed and ideal patient-physician consensus suggests that patients with relatively benign or quiescent disease may overestimate disease impact, while dermatological patients with more malign or aggressive disease may underestimate it compared with the physician estimate.

    OriginalsprogEngelsk
    Sider (fra-til)177-179
    Antal sider3
    TidsskriftClinical and Experimental Dermatology
    Vol/bind21
    Udgave nummer3
    DOI
    StatusUdgivet - 1 jan. 1996

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