Quality of life and disease impact of atopic dermatitis and psoriasis on children and their families

Chan Ho Na, Janice Chung, Eric L. Simpson

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Abstract

Atopic dermatitis (AD) and psoriasis are common chronic skin diseases affecting children. These disorders negatively impact the quality of life (QoL) of patients in health-related aspects such as physical, psychosocial, and mental functioning. This health impact is more accurately represented when accounting for the numerous comorbidities associated with each disorder, and the impact the disorders have on patients’ families. A number of QoL tools have been developed and can be routinely implemented in the evaluation of QoL in pediatric patients and their caregivers. Ways to improve QoL include a multidisciplinary approach to care, education, and psychological support.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number133
JournalChildren
Volume6
Issue number12
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 2019
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Atopic dermatitis
  • Education
  • Multidisciplinary approach
  • Psoriasis
  • Psychological support
  • QoL tools
  • Quality of life

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health

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