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Papers: 29 Jun 2019 - 5 Jul 2019

Human Studies


2020 Jan

J Am Acad Dermatol



Validity and Reliability of Itch Assessment Scales for Chronic Pruritus in Adults: A Prospective Multicenter Study.


Jang Y H, Kim S M, Eun D H, Park K D, Park G-H, Kim B-S, Li K, Park C O, Kim H O, Kim H S, Jang M S, Doh E J, Lee D H, Lee Y W, Kim D W, Kim S-J
J Am Acad Dermatol. 2020 Jan; 82(1):80-86.
PMID: 31255747.


Several tools can provide a reliable and accurate evaluation of pruritus, including the visual analogue scale (VAS), numeric rating scale (NRS), verbal rating scale (VRS), and multidimensional questionnaires such as the itch severity scale (ISS). However, no single method is considered a gold standard.