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2024 Feb 16

Adv Ther


Assessing Itch Severity: Content Validity and Psychometric Properties of a Patient-Reported Pruritus Numeric Rating Scale in Atopic Dermatitis.


Rams A, Baldasaro J, Bunod L, Delbecque L, Strzok S, Meunier J, ElMaraghy H, Sun L, Pierce E


Pruritus, or itch, is a key symptom of atopic dermatitis (AD); as such, mitigating itch is an important outcome of AD treatment. This study explored the content validity and measurement properties of the Pruritus Numeric Rating Scale (Pruritus NRS), a novel single-item scale for assessing itch severity in clinical trials of AD treatments.