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Quality of Life and Disease Impact of Atopic Dermatitis and Psoriasis on Children and Their Families

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Department of Dermatology, College of Medicine, Chosun University, Gwangju 61453, Korea
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School of Medicine, Creighton University, Omaha, NE 68102, USA
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Department of Dermatology, Oregon Health & Science University, Portland, OR 97239-4501, USA
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Children 2019, 6(12), 133; https://doi.org/10.3390/children6120133
Received: 17 September 2019 / Revised: 8 November 2019 / Accepted: 25 November 2019 / Published: 2 December 2019
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Atopic Dermatitis and Psoriasis in Children)
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. View Full-Text
Keywords: atopic dermatitis; psoriasis; quality of life; QoL tools; multidisciplinary approach; education; psychological support atopic dermatitis; psoriasis; quality of life; QoL tools; multidisciplinary approach; education; psychological support
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Na, C.H.; Chung, J.; Simpson, E.L. Quality of Life and Disease Impact of Atopic Dermatitis and Psoriasis on Children and Their Families. Children 2019, 6, 133.

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