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Human Studies


2020 Feb 27

Br J Dermatol

Measurement properties of the PROMIS Itch Questionnaire – itch severity assessments in adults with atopic dermatitis.


Silverberg JI, Lai J-S, Patel K, Singam V, Vakharia PP, Chopra R, Sacotte R, Kantor R, Hsu DY, Cella D
Br J Dermatol. 2020 Feb 27.
PMID: 32107772.


Little is known about the validity of numeric and verbal rating scales (NRS and VRS) for itch and itch frequency for assessing itch severity in AD. We evaluated the Patient-Reported Outcomes Information System (PROMIS ) Itch Questionnaire (PIQ) – itch severity assessment, including multiple NRS, VRS and frequency of itch assessments, in adults with AD and compared their performance.