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Validation of a Parental Questionnaire to Identify Atopic Dermatitis in a Population-Based Sample of Children up to 2 Years of Age
Karlstad University, Faculty of Health, Science and Technology (starting 2013), Department of Health Sciences. Lund Univ, Skane Univ Hosp, Dept Dermatol, SE-20502 Malmo, Sweden.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-3094-9685
Cty Council Varmland, Primary Care Res Unit, Karlstad, Sweden.
Cty Council Varmland, Primary Care Res Unit, Karlstad Sweden.
Cty Council Varmland, Primary Care Res Unit, Karlstad, Sweden.;Univ Orebro, Sch Med, Orebro, Sweden.
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2013 (English)In: Dermatology, ISSN 1018-8665, E-ISSN 1421-9832, Vol. 226, no 3, 222-226 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Background: Validated eczema questionnaires have been available for schoolchildren only, but the incidence of atopic dermatitis (AD) is highest during infancy. Objective: To validate a parental questionnaire to identify AD in children up to 2 years of age. Methods: Parents of 476 children answered a written questionnaire prior to an examination by a physician. Sensitivity, specificity, predictive values and test-retest reliability of the questionnaire were assessed. Results: A total of 245 (51%) girls and 231 (49%) boys, aged 1-24 months, with and without physician-diagnosed AD participated. Seventy-one children (15%) had physician-diagnosed AD. Validation of the questionnaire by comparisons with physicians' diagnoses showed a sensitivity of 0.87 (95% confidence interval, CI, 0.77-0.94) and a specificity of 0.98 (95% CI, 0.96-0.99). The positive predictive value was 0.90 (95% CI, 0.80-0.96) and the negative predictive value was 0.98 (95% CI, 0.96-0.99). Conclusion: The questionnaire identified AD in children aged 0-2 years with high accuracy.

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S. Karger, 2013. Vol. 226, no 3, 222-226 p.
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Child, preschool, Dermatitis, atopic/diagnosis, Infant, Questionnaire, written parental
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Public Health, Global Health, Social Medicine and Epidemiology
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Public Health Science
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URN: urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-38669DOI: 10.1159/000349983ISI: 000322891600006PubMedID: 23796755OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kau-38669DiVA: diva2:873359
Available from: 2015-11-23 Created: 2015-11-23 Last updated: 2015-12-11Bibliographically approved

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