Joint COUSIN/HOME meetingThe next CS-COUSIN meeting will take place virtually from 23 to 28 September 2021 and is an opportunity to bring together all of the different core outcome set groups in dermatology. There will be plenary sessions for the whole group as well as dedicated sessions for HOME to progress business relating to the eczema core outcome set.More information is available on the CS-COUSIN website and you can register for the meeting here.
Discussions will focus on identifing instrument(s) that are suitable for use in clinical practice for measuring itch and disease control.
HOME VII (Tokyo, Japan)
Discussions focused on reaching consensus for the Quality-of-life and Long-term control domains.
HOME VI (Utrecht, The Netherlands)
Discussions concerned identifying valid and feasible outcome measurement instruments for atopic eczema in routine clinical practice.
HOME V (Nantes, France)
Consensus was reached to recommend repeated measures of the signs, symptoms (including intensity of itch) and QoL for measuring long-term control in eczema trials.
Instruments for measuring quality of life in children were assessed but no consensus was reached on recommending a core outcome instrument.
HOME IV (Malmö, Sweden)
Consensus was reached to recommend POEM as the core outcome instrument for measuring patient-reported symptoms in eczema trials.
Instruments for measuring quality of life (QoL) in adults were assessed but no consensus was reached on recommending a core outcome instrument.
HOME III (San Diego, USA)
Consensus was reached to reccomend EASI as the core outcome instrument for measuring clinican reported signs of eczema trials.
HOME II (Amsterdam, the Netherlands)
Agreed the domains for the core outcome set as; clinician reported signs, patient reported symptoms, quality of life and long term control.
HOME I (Munich, Germany)
Determined there was sufficient interest to set up a HOME initiative to develop a COS.
Centre of Evidence Based Dermatology
University of Nottingham
King's Meadow Campus
Lenton Lane, Nottingham
NG7 2NR, UK
Telephone: +44 115 8232435
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