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HOME Core Outcome Set

Core Outcome Set (COS) and core outcome instruments (for clinical trials)

  1. Clinical signs: Eczema Area and Severity Index (EASI)
  2. Patient-reported symptoms: Patient-oriented Eczema Measure (POEM) and NRS-11 for peak itch over past 24 hours)
  3. Long term control: (Recap of Atopic Eczema (RECAP) or Atopic Dermatitis Control Tool (ADCT) 
  4. Quality of LifeDLQI (adults), CDLQI (children), IDQoL (infants).

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Joint chairs of HOME

EricEric Simpson, USA
ChristianChristian Apfelbacher, Germany

Hywel talks about the Core Outcome sets

When referencing the HOME core outcome set, please cite this paper:

The HOME Core outcome set for clinical trials of atopic dermatitis
Hywel C Williams, Jochen Schmitt, Kim S Thomas, Phyllis Spuls, Eric L Simpson, Christian J Apfelbacher, Joanne R Chalmers, Masutaka Furue, Norito Katoh, Louise A Gerbens, Yael A Leshem, Laura Howells, Jasvinder A Singh, Maarten Boars, HOME initiative
J Allergy Clin Immunol. 2022 Jun;149(6):1899-1911. doi: 10.1016\j.jaci.2022.03.017 EPub 2022 Mar 26


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HOME - Harmonising Outcome Measures for Eczema

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