Skin diseases can have a major impact on patients' lives in terms of psychological well-being, social functioning and everyday activities. Assessment of patients' quality of life has become an important endpoint in clinical trials in addition to the traditional clinical outcomes. The Department of Dermatology of Cardiff University has played a major role in the development and validation of Quality of Life measures for use in dermatology. The following are the Key Quality of Life measures developed by this team. Click on each for more details, including full text, translations, instructions and references.
This is the official website for the DLQI and all other QoL measures developed by Professor A Y Finlay and colleagues. Please report any errors or suggestions for improvement to Dermqol@cf.ac.uk or to FinlayAY@cf.ac.uk.
For general queries, technical aspects and permission to use:
Mrs Joy Hayes (financial aspects): HayesJ@cf.ac.uk
Professor Andrew Y Finlay: FinlayAY@cf.ac.uk
Department of Dermatology
Cardiff University School of Medicine
Heath Park, Cardiff
Te: +44 (0)29 2074 2884
Fax: +44 (0)29 2074 4321