- Health-related quality of life in dermatology: measurement, interpretation and application
M.A. de Rie
J. de Korte
- Award date
- 19 December 2013
- Number of pages
- Document type
- PhD thesis
- Faculty of Medicine (AMC-UvA)
This thesis consists of three parts. The aim of part one, ‘Measurement of health-related quality of life in dermatology’, was to contribute to the quality of health-related quality of life (HRQoL) measurement in dermatological research and clinical practice. The aim of part two, ‘Interpretation of health-related quality of life scores’, was to facilitate the interpretation of Skindex-29 scores and score differences. The aim of part three, ‘Health-related quality of life application in clinical practice’, was to support the application of HRQoL measurement in dermatological practice and to investigate the efficacy of a HRQoL intervention on patients’ HRQoL, doctor-patient communication, health status, and disease severity.
The overall aim of the thesis was to contribute to the improvement of HRQoL of patients with a chronic skin disease.
- Research conducted at: Universiteit van Amsterdam