Posted on 2 August 2017
The poster reported on a literature review to identify tools used for measuring quality of life in studies of patients with hyperhidrosis. Patients provided further insight and comments on the tools identified via a workshop. Twenty-two tools were identified by the literature review with four of the most commonly used tools assessed by patients at the workshop. Patients favoured the Hyperhidrosis Quality of Life index (HidroQol). The review concluded that future studies of the effectiveness of interventions for hyperhidrosis would benefit from including a hyperhidrosis-specific quality of life tool such as HidroQoL.
Jones-Diette J, Wade R, Wright K, Llewellyn, A Rice S, Moloney E, Stoniute J, Layton AM, Levell NJ, Stansby G, Craig D, Woolacott N. Hyperhidrosis quality of life measures: review and patient perspective. Poster presented at: 97th Annual Meeting of the British Association of Dermatologists. 2017 Jul 4-6; Liverpool.
The quality of life measures review was a part of a broader NIHR funded project on interventions for the management of hyperhidrosis. The Principal Investigator for the project was Nerys Woolacott, and the systematic review was led by Ros Wade.