Itch Severity and Quality of Life in Patients with Pruritus: Preliminary Validity of a Danish Adaptation of the Itch Severity Scale

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Robert Zachariae, Ulrikke Lei, Merete Hædersdal, Claus Zachariae

The aim of this study was to examine the validity of a Danish adaptation of the Itch Severity Scale (ISS) by exploring the associations between pruritus severity, psychological symptoms, and quality of life in a consecutively recruited sample of 20 patients with atopic dermatitis, 20 with psoriasis, 20 with urticaria, 12 with genital pruritus, 11 with nephrogenic pruritus, and 20 controls with vascular malformations. Convergent and discriminative validity was explored by analysing the associations of the ISS total score and the individual ISS component scores with age, sex, diagnosis, disease severity, sleep quality, depressive symptoms, anxiety, non-specific somatic symptoms, and pruritus-related quality of life impairment. Patients with urticaria reported significantly (p¿
Original languageEnglish
JournalActa Dermato Venereologica
Volume92
Pages (from-to)508-514
ISSN0001-5555
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2012

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