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Lo Skindex: uno strumento per la misura della Qualità di Vita in dermatologia. Una comparazione tra la versione originale e la versione breve in un gruppo di pazienti affetti da psoriasi
Author/s: Stefania Filograna, Renato Pisanti, Franca Cantoresi, Paola Sorgi 
Year:  2009 Issue: Language: Italian 
Pages:  15 Pg. 163-177 FullText PDF:  112 KB
DOI:  10.3280/PDS2009-002011
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The Skindex: an instrument to measure Quality of Life in Dermatology. A psychometric comparison between long and short version in a group of psoriasis patients - Psoriasis is one of the prevalent skin diseases in the World. This chronic condition has a significant negative impact on patients’ quality of life (QoL). The Skindex-29 is a selfadministered questionnaire assessing QoL of patients with skin diseases in 3 domains: burden of symptoms, social functioning, and emotional responses. Recently, authors (Nijsten et al., 2006) have developed a short version made up by 17 item that measures two dimensions: burden of symptoms and psychosocial responses. The aim of present study was to examine the psychometric properties of the both versions: original (Skindex-29) and short version (Skindex-17). Confirmatory factor analyses, conducted on a group of 360 psoriasis patients, supported the construct validity of the Skindex-17. Adequate internal consistency and significant distress correlations were found. Overall results suggested that Skindex-17 represented a brief and easily administrable questionnaire as well as a useful tool for both clinicians and researchers interested to assess QoL of psoriasis patients.

Key words: psoriasis, quality of life, measurement, skindex, confirmative analyses

Parole chiave: psoriasi, qualità di vita, misura, skindex, analisi confermative

Stefania Filograna, Renato Pisanti, Franca Cantoresi, Paola Sorgi, in "PSICOLOGIA DELLA SALUTE" 2/2009, pp. 163-177, DOI:10.3280/PDS2009-002011


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