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A novel multidisciplinary educational programme for patients with chronic skin diseases: Ghent pilot project and first results

Jo Lambert UGent, JESSICA BOSTOEN UGent, Barbara Geusens UGent, Jan Bourgois UGent, Jan Boone UGent, Delphine De Smedt UGent and Lieven Annemans UGent (2011) ARCHIVES OF DERMATOLOGICAL RESEARCH. 303(1). p.57-63
abstract
Chronic inflammatory skin disorders have a major impact on the patients' health related quality of life. Preliminary studies to date have suggested that additional educational and psychological training programmes may be effective in the management of chronic skin diseases, although more rigid methodology is needed. Our purpose was to investigate the effect on quality of life of a novel multidisciplinary educational programme for patients, 18 years or older, with chronic skin diseases. The 12-week intervention encompasses cognitive education on skin and general health issues, and stress-reducing techniques. Quality of life questionnaires were used to assess the participants at baseline and at the end of the program. These comprehend Dermatology Life Quality Index (DLQI), Skindex-29, Psoriasis Disability Index (PDI) and Quality of Life Index for Atopic Dermatitis (QoLIAD). Fifty-five patients participated in six programmes since 2006. Forty-three patients completed the programme. Overall, compared to baseline, DLQI (n = 39) improved by 5.64 points (p < 0.001; SD +/- 6.09), Skindex-29 (n = 27) by 19.67 points (p < 0.001; SD +/- 17.37), PDI (n = 9) improved by 7.44 points (p = 0.019; SD +/- 7.60) and QoLIAD (n = 13) improved by 4.39 points (p = 0.036; SD +/- 6.69) by the end of the intervention. Preliminary results show that the quality of life of the patients with chronic skin diseases improved significantly after participation to the programme. These positive initial results are stimulating to set up a prospective controlled randomised trial investigating the impact on quality of life, the clinical efficacy and the cost-effectiveness of this educational intervention programme.
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Skin diseases, Education, ATOPIC-DERMATITIS, TRAINING-PROGRAM, PSORIASIS, STRESS, MANAGEMENT, ADULTS, INDEX, ITCH, DERMATOLOGY, LIFE
journal title
ARCHIVES OF DERMATOLOGICAL RESEARCH
Arch. Dermatol. Res.
volume
303
issue
1
pages
57 - 63
Web of Science type
Article
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000287660200008
JCR category
DERMATOLOGY
JCR impact factor
2.279 (2011)
JCR rank
17/58 (2011)
JCR quartile
2 (2011)
ISSN
0340-3696
DOI
10.1007/s00403-010-1082-z
language
English
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A1
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1047302
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http://hdl.handle.net/1854/LU-1047302
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2010-09-29 15:34:57
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2011-07-13 14:28:06
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  abstract     = {Chronic inflammatory skin disorders have a major impact on the patients' health related quality of life. Preliminary studies to date have suggested that additional educational and psychological training programmes may be effective in the management of chronic skin diseases, although more rigid methodology is needed. Our purpose was to investigate the effect on quality of life of a novel multidisciplinary educational programme for patients, 18 years or older, with chronic skin diseases. The 12-week intervention encompasses cognitive education on skin and general health issues, and stress-reducing techniques. Quality of life questionnaires were used to assess the participants at baseline and at the end of the program. These comprehend Dermatology Life Quality Index (DLQI), Skindex-29, Psoriasis Disability Index (PDI) and Quality of Life Index for Atopic Dermatitis (QoLIAD). Fifty-five patients participated in six programmes since 2006. Forty-three patients completed the programme. Overall, compared to baseline, DLQI (n = 39) improved by 5.64 points (p {\textlangle} 0.001; SD +/- 6.09), Skindex-29 (n = 27) by 19.67 points (p {\textlangle} 0.001; SD +/- 17.37), PDI (n = 9) improved by 7.44 points (p = 0.019; SD +/- 7.60) and QoLIAD (n = 13) improved by 4.39 points (p = 0.036; SD +/- 6.69) by the end of the intervention. Preliminary results show that the quality of life of the patients with chronic skin diseases improved significantly after participation to the programme. These positive initial results are stimulating to set up a prospective controlled randomised trial investigating the impact on quality of life, the clinical efficacy and the cost-effectiveness of this educational intervention programme.},
  author       = {Lambert, Jo and BOSTOEN, JESSICA and Geusens, Barbara and Bourgois, Jan and Boone, Jan and De Smedt, Delphine and Annemans, Lieven},
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  journal      = {ARCHIVES OF DERMATOLOGICAL RESEARCH},
  keyword      = {Skin diseases,Education,ATOPIC-DERMATITIS,TRAINING-PROGRAM,PSORIASIS,STRESS,MANAGEMENT,ADULTS,INDEX,ITCH,DERMATOLOGY,LIFE},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {1},
  pages        = {57--63},
  title        = {A novel multidisciplinary educational programme for patients with chronic skin diseases: Ghent pilot project and first results},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00403-010-1082-z},
  volume       = {303},
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Chicago
Lambert, Jo, JESSICA BOSTOEN, Barbara Geusens, Jan Bourgois, Jan Boone, Delphine De Smedt, and Lieven Annemans. 2011. “A Novel Multidisciplinary Educational Programme for Patients with Chronic Skin Diseases: Ghent Pilot Project and First Results.” Archives of Dermatological Research 303 (1): 57–63.
APA
Lambert, Jo, BOSTOEN, J., Geusens, B., Bourgois, J., Boone, J., De Smedt, D., & Annemans, L. (2011). A novel multidisciplinary educational programme for patients with chronic skin diseases: Ghent pilot project and first results. ARCHIVES OF DERMATOLOGICAL RESEARCH, 303(1), 57–63.
Vancouver
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Lambert J, BOSTOEN J, Geusens B, Bourgois J, Boone J, De Smedt D, et al. A novel multidisciplinary educational programme for patients with chronic skin diseases: Ghent pilot project and first results. ARCHIVES OF DERMATOLOGICAL RESEARCH. 2011;303(1):57–63.
MLA
Lambert, Jo, JESSICA BOSTOEN, Barbara Geusens, et al. “A Novel Multidisciplinary Educational Programme for Patients with Chronic Skin Diseases: Ghent Pilot Project and First Results.” ARCHIVES OF DERMATOLOGICAL RESEARCH 303.1 (2011): 57–63. Print.