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Esperienze Dermatologiche 2013 June;15(2):63-5

Copyright © 2013 EDIZIONI MINERVA MEDICA

language: English, Italian

Assessing the impact of atopic dermatitis on pediatric patients and their caregivers

Nuzzo F. 1, Cantone D. 1, Boccia L. 2

1 Dipartimento di Psicologia Clinica, Seconda Università degli Studi di Napoli, Napoli; 2 Unità di Genodermatosi e Dermatologia Pediatrica, AORN, Caserta


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Many studies have shown that childhood atopic dermatitis (AD) has an impact not only on the quality of life of the young patient, but even on that of his/her family. This research was designed to evaluate the impact of the child’s AD on the physical and psychological stress and on the partnership agreement of the parent-caregiver. Four questionnaires were administered to 60 parents-caregivers of children with AD, two questionnaires to 60 parents-caregivers of healthy children. Results match with the scientific literature and there have been new results on the impact of the DA on the parent-caregiver of the affected child.

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