Journal article

Eczema workshops reduce severity of childhood atopic eczema

Elizabeth J Moore, Allison Williams, Elizabeth Manias, George Varigos, Susan Donath

AUSTRALASIAN JOURNAL OF DERMATOLOGY | WILEY-BLACKWELL PUBLISHING, INC | Published : 2009

Abstract

An intervention study was conducted to assess the effectiveness of a nurse-led eczema workshop in reducing the severity of atopic eczema in infants, children and adolescents. Ninety-nine new patients referred to the Dermatology Department of The Royal Children's Hospital in Melbourne, Australia, for the management of atopic eczema were randomized to receive care from an eczema workshop or a dermatologist-led clinic. Patients were followed-up 4 weeks after the intervention. The primary outcome was the severity of eczema as determined by scores obtained using the Scoring of Atopic Dermatitis (SCORAD) index at a 4-week follow-up visit. The secondary outcome was a comparison of treatments used i..

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