A novel interview sheet for atopic dermatitis patients reveals overlooked complicating factors in daily life

Yoshiko Kagimoto, Maki Ozawa, Kaoru Ohnami, Ikuko Numata, Setsuya Aiba

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Abstract

Optimal management of atopic dermatitis (AD) requires patients to adhere to self-care behaviors. We make a novel interview sheet consisting of an exhaustive list of possible complicating factors in daily life, including diet, fitness, sleep, stress, bathing, soap or cleansing agent, cosmetics, laundry detergent, room cleaning, pet, and smoking. An additional check-up list of concurrent diseases, possibly worsen AD, including rhinitis, periodontal disease, dental caries, and metal allergy is also included. Several patients have found out their overlooked complicating factors by reviewing a personal record of results of the interview sheet and their intractable eruptions have improved. Our novel interview sheet is useful for atopic dermatitis patients to reveal complicating factors in daily life.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)47-56
Number of pages10
JournalSkin Research
Volume12
Issue numberSUPPL. 20
Publication statusPublished - 2013 Oct

Keywords

  • Atopic dermatitis
  • Complicating factors
  • Living habits
  • Self-care

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Dermatology
  • Infectious Diseases

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