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Evaluation of a parental questionnaire to identify atopic dermatitis in infants and preschool children.

von Kobyletzki, Laura LU ; Janson, Staffan; Hasselgren, Mikael; Bornehag, Carl-Gustaf and Svensson, Åke LU (2012) In Journal of Allergy 2012.
Abstract
Aim: To develop and validate a questionnaire for detecting atopic dermatitis in infants and small children from the age of 2 months.



Methods: Parents to 60 children answered a written questionnaire prior to a physical examination and individual semistructured interview. Qualitative and quantitative analyses of validity, sensitivity, specificity, and predictive values of the questionnaire were performed.



Results: A total of 27 girls and 33 boys, aged 2 to 71 months, 35 with and 25 without physician-diagnosed eczema, participated. Validation of the questionnaire by comparisons with physicians' diagnoses showed a sensitivity of 0.91 (95% CI 0.77-0.98) and a specificity of 1 (95% CI 0.86-1).

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Aim: To develop and validate a questionnaire for detecting atopic dermatitis in infants and small children from the age of 2 months.



Methods: Parents to 60 children answered a written questionnaire prior to a physical examination and individual semistructured interview. Qualitative and quantitative analyses of validity, sensitivity, specificity, and predictive values of the questionnaire were performed.



Results: A total of 27 girls and 33 boys, aged 2 to 71 months, 35 with and 25 without physician-diagnosed eczema, participated. Validation of the questionnaire by comparisons with physicians' diagnoses showed a sensitivity of 0.91 (95% CI 0.77-0.98) and a specificity of 1 (95% CI 0.86-1).



Conclusions: Three questions in a parental questionnaire were sufficient for diagnosing eczema in infants and small children. (Less)
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Methods: Parents to 60 children answered a written questionnaire prior to a physical examination and individual semistructured interview. Qualitative and quantitative analyses of validity, sensitivity, specificity, and predictive values of the questionnaire were performed. <br/><br>
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Results: A total of 27 girls and 33 boys, aged 2 to 71 months, 35 with and 25 without physician-diagnosed eczema, participated. Validation of the questionnaire by comparisons with physicians' diagnoses showed a sensitivity of 0.91 (95% CI 0.77-0.98) and a specificity of 1 (95% CI 0.86-1). <br/><br>
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Conclusions: Three questions in a parental questionnaire were sufficient for diagnosing eczema in infants and small children.},
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