Measuring quality of life in psoriasis: The CALIPSO questionnaire

Francesca Sampogna, Irene Styles, Stefano Tabolli, Damiano Abeni

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Abstract

In dermatology, several instruments are available to measure healthrelated quality of life (HRQoL) of patients. They vary in content emphasis and in the extent to which their measurement properties have been investigated and reported. In this study, we summarized five dermatology- and psoriasis-specific HRQoL questionnaires into a new psoriasis-specific questionnaire, the Comprehensive Appraisal of Life Impact of PSOriasis (CALIPSO). The questionnaires were completed by 936 patients with a diagnosis of psoriasis. Rasch's unidimensional measurement model was used to verify the construct validity and the operational characteristics of each instrument separately. The items with the best performance according to the Rasch model were selected. The final 30 items constitute the CALIPSO. Responses are given on a 3-point scale: "never", "sometimes/quite frequently", "often/all the time". The properties of the CALIPSO now need to be verified through the analysis of new data from different populations of people with psoriasis. In future, clinicians may use it without having to decide amongst several competing scales, to evaluate HRQoL in patients with psoriasis.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)67-78
Number of pages12
JournalEuropean Journal of Dermatology
Volume21
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2011

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Keywords

  • CALIPSO
  • Dermatology
  • Psoriasis
  • Quality of life
  • Questionnaire development
  • Rasch analysis

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  • Dermatology

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Measuring quality of life in psoriasis : The CALIPSO questionnaire. / Sampogna, Francesca; Styles, Irene; Tabolli, Stefano; Abeni, Damiano.

In: European Journal of Dermatology, Vol. 21, No. 1, 01.2011, p. 67-78.

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Sampogna, Francesca ; Styles, Irene ; Tabolli, Stefano ; Abeni, Damiano. / Measuring quality of life in psoriasis : The CALIPSO questionnaire. In: European Journal of Dermatology. 2011 ; Vol. 21, No. 1. pp. 67-78.
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