Study of Kids Itch Severity (SKIS)

2016-02-03 17:53:24 | BioPortfolio


This purpose of this study is to validate two measures of chronic itching in kids: itch severity (ItchyQuant) and the impact on their quality of life (ItchyQoL).


There are many diseases that affect children where the primary symptom is pruritus. This study aims to validate an age appropriate pediatric version of the ItchyQoL, a pruritus-specific quality of life instrument, and the ItchyQuant, a self-reported itch severity scale, to better understand how pruritus affects the pediatric population. These instruments will comprehensively capture the severity and impact of pruritus in children. The physicians want to explore the opportunity to integrate patient-reported outcome measures (PROM) as a patient-reported tool in the ambulatory setting.

Study Design

Time Perspective: Prospective


Chronic Pruritus


Emory University
United States


Enrolling by invitation


Emory University

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Published on BioPortfolio: 2016-02-03T17:53:24-0500

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