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Harmonising Outcome Measures for Eczema (HOME)

   " Developing a consensus based set of core outcome measures for eczema for inclusion in all clinical trials." 

 The HOME initiative is an international group working together to agree a core outcome set (COS) for atopic eczema clinical trials. 

Participation in HOME is open to anyone with an interest in outcomes for atopic eczema. To get involved please contact us.     

Core outcome instruments: 

Clinician-reported signs - EASI

Patient-reported symptoms - POEM

These instruments are available to download from the Resources page.

  HOME IV attendees


Core Outcomes

HOME working group in action

  • The HOME IV meeting saw consensus reached on POEM for patient-reported symptoms
  • Guidance is available for using EASI (for clinical signs) and POEM (for patient-reported symptoms).
  • The HOME roadmap is a published methodological framework for developing core outcome sets.




  • The HOME V meeting (HOME V) was held in Nantes, France on 12th-14th June 2017. The meeting report is currently in preparation.
  • The HOME IV meeting was held in Malmo, Sweden on 23rd and 24th April 2015. The results of this meeting are available here.



HOME - Harmonising Outcome Measures for Eczema

Centre of Evidence Based Dermatology
University of Nottingham
King's Meadow Campus
Lenton Lane, Nottingham

Telephone: +44 115 8232435
Fax: +44 115 8468618