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|Eligible Ages||N/A - 17 Years|
- - Affected children must have moderate to severe AD or another skin condition that causes itch, experience itch, understand English, and be able to complete an English-based survey - Any child with a potentially disfiguring skin condition or change in appearance related to disease/intervention will be considered eligible.
Inclusion Criteria:1. Patients ages 8 years-17 years with a diagnosis of mild AD 2. Patients ages 6 months to 8 years with a diagnosis of AD (any severity) 3. English speaking 4. Families must be able to access the internet (e.g., Skype or Facetime) for follow-up, or be able to come for follow-up within five days of an AD flare and again when improved. 5. Patients with developmental delay and/or a behavioral disorder that would preclude participation in form completion will not be eligible for this study.
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|Amy Paller, MD|
|Principal Investigator Affiliation||Northwestern University and Lurie Children's Hospital Department of Dermatology|
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|Atopic Dermatitis, Ichthyosis, Psoriasis|
This study involves a series of research and development projects targeted at two of the most common chronic diseases affecting children: asthma and atopic dermatitis (AD, or eczema). The Investigators propose to directly validate patient-reported outcomes (PRO) measures in a large cohort of itch-specific pediatric skin conditions, with a primary focus on AD. The Investigators propose to examine the ability of PROMIS (Patient-Reported Outcomes Measurement Information Systems) instruments to detect meaningful and clinically significant change in disease status, as well as to create a pediatric itch item pool and PRO model for signs and symptoms of skin disease. The Investigators will also examine the ability of a modified Neuro-QOL stigma instrument to assess the severity and type of stigma experienced in AD and across various dermatologic or other potentially stigmatizing conditions. Lurie Children's Hospital will only be involved in the AD and stigma portions of this project
Other: Itch Questionnaire and Interview
Up to 30 dyads of patients ages 8-17 and their parents/caregivers, as well as up to 20 parents of children ages 6mo-7 years, will participate in semi-structured interviews to evaluate the new and modified items (questions) written for the PIQ-C questionnaire
Other: Stigma Questionnaire and Interview
To assess stigma, up to 20 children ages 8-17 and 20 parents of children ages 5-12, will participate in semi-structured interviews to evaluate the modified Neuro-QoL stigma questionnaire. This questionnaire includes new skin-specific stigma items and existing items modified for use with children having a skin or other condition that may negatively affect their appearance
Other: Validation Questionnaire and Interview-Moderate to Severe
For validation, up to 200 parent/child dyads ages 5-17 with a diagnosis of moderate to severe AD during the previous 6 months will participate in teledermatology or in-person semi-structured interviews as follow-up to validate PRO measures in a large cohort of itch-specific pediatric skin conditions, specifically AD. Furthermore, this portion of the study will validate generic PROMIS measures of AD subjects' environmental stressors, illness flares, socio-demographic differences based on race/ethnicity and family income status.
Other: Validation Questionnaire and Interview-Mild
For validation, up to 90 parent/child dyads ages 0-17 with a diagnosis of mild AD will participate in teledermatology or in-person semi-structured interviews as follow-up to validate PRO measures in a large cohort of itch-specific pediatric skin conditions, specifically AD. Furthermore, this portion of the study will validate generic PROMIS measures of AD subjects' environmental stressors, illness flares, socio-demographic differences based on race/ethnicity and family income status for mild patients.
Other: - Itch Questionnaire and Interview
Other: - Stigma Questionnaire and Interview
Other: - Cognitive Interview and PROMIS Itch Questionnaire
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