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Clinical Practice Set

The aim of the clinical practice set is to provide a list of suitable instruments to measure health domains in clinical practice. Because there are different requirements for disease monitoring in practice compared to trials, unlike the core outcome set for trials there is no limit on the number of domains or instruments to measure each domain in the clinical practice set. 

The process for agreeing the clinical practice set generally follows the same as for trials i.e. identifying all instruments, then assessing their measurement properties and feasibility for use in clinical practice. All suitable instruments will be listed and clinicians can then choose their preferred instrument(s) to measure any particular domain. In 2017, a survey was carried out of the HOME members to prioritise domains for the clinical practice set.  

Patient reported symptoms
(clinical practice)

The HOME VI and HOME VIII meetings achieved consensus on instruments for assessing patient reported symptoms in clinical practice. 

Recommended instruments are:

PO-SCORAD

  • Take <5-10 minutes to complete
  • Available in 22 languages
  • App available
  • Consensus Statement: Lesham et al. 2020

POEM

  • Takes 1-2 minutes to complete
  • Available in 11 languages
  • App available
  • Consensus Statement: Lesham et al. 2020
Peak 24-hr NRS-itch
Average 1-week NRS-itch
(PROMIS® Itch Questionnaire) 

Peak 1-week NRS-itch
(PROMIS® Itch Questionnaire)

 

Disease control (clinical practice)

The HOME VIII meeting (Online, October 2020) achieved consensus on instruments for assessing disease control in clinical practice. 

Recap of atopic eczema (RECAP)Atopic dermatitis control tool (ADCT)

Patient global assessment

 Work ongoing

Clinician reported signs

 Work ongoing

Eczema specific quality of life

 Work ongoing

 

 

HOME - Harmonising Outcome Measures for Eczema

Centre of Evidence Based Dermatology
University of Nottingham
King's Meadow Campus
Lenton Lane, Nottingham
NG7 2NR, UK

Telephone: +44 115 8232435
Fax: +44 115 8468618
Email: HOME@nottingham.ac.uk