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Improving the measurement of skin disease

Improving the measurement of skin disease

A. Grading acne severity

  1. Tan J, Wolfe B, Weiss J, Stein-Gold L, Bikowski J, Del Rosso J, Webster GF, Lucky A, Thiboutot D, Wilkin J, Leyden J, Chren MM. Acne Severity Grading: determining essential clinical components and features using a Delphi consensus. Jour Am Acad Derm 2011, accepted for publication Sept 6, 2011.
  2. Tan, JKL. Current measures for the evaluation of acne severity. Expert Review of Dermatology October 2008, 3(5): 595-603.
  3. Tan JKL, Tang J, Fung K, Gupta AK , Thomas DR , Sapra S, Lynde C, Poulin Y , Gulliver W, Sebaldt RJ. Prevalence and severity of facial and truncal acne in a referral cohort. Jour Drugs Derm 2008; 7:553-556.
  4. Tan JKL, Tang J, Fung K, Gupta AK , Thomas DR , Sapra S, Lynde C, Poulin Y , Gulliver W, Sebaldt RJ.Development and validation of a comprehensive acne severity scale (CASS), Jour Cutan Med Surg, 2007; 11:211-216.
  5. Tan JKL, Zhang X, Fung K, Gupta AK , Thomas DR , Sapra S, Lynde C, Poulin Y, Gulliver W, Sebaldt RJ Development and validation of a scale for acne scar severity (SCAR-S) of the face and trunk. Jour Cutan Med Surg, 2010; 14(4): 156-60.

B. Redefining the important factors in acne global grading

Tan J, Wolfe B, Weiss J, Stein-Gold L, Bikowski J, Del Rosso J, Webster GF, Lucky A, Thiboutot D, Wilkin J, Leyden J, Chren MM. Acne Severity Grading: determining essential clinical components and features using a Delphi consensus. Jour Am Acad Derm 2011, accepted for publication Sept 6, 2011.

C. New methods to improve acne grading

  1. Tan J, Tang J. Three-dimensional full-sized silicone-based facial replicas for teaching outcome measures in acne. Jour Clin Aesth Derm 2010; 3(6):35-38.
  2. Tan JK, Fung K, Bulger L. Reliability of dermatologists in acne lesion counts and global assessments. Jour Cutan Med Surg, 2006, 10: 160-165.

D. Understanding the patient’s perspective

  1. Tan, J., O’Toole, A., Zhang, X., Dreno, B. and Poulin, Y. (2011), Cultural and linguistic validation of acne-QoL in French. Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology. doi: 10.1111/j.1468-3083.2011.04193.x Published online 20 July 2011.
  2. Tan JKL, Balagurusamy M, Fung K, Gupta AK , Thomas DR , Sapra S, Lynde C, Poulin Y, Gulliver W, Sebaldt RJ. The effect of QoL impact and clinical severity on adherence to topical acne treatment, Jour Cutan Med Surg, 2009; 13(4):204-208.
  3. Tan JKL, Li Y, Fung K, Gupta AK , Thomas DR , Sapra S, Lynde C, Poulin Y , Gulliver W, Sebaldt RJ Divergence of demographic factors associated with clinical severity compared to QoL impact in acne, Jour Cutan Med Surg, 2008;12: 235-242.
  4. Tan J, Fung KY, Khan S. Condensation and validation of a 4-item index of the Acne-QoL. Quality of Life Research, 2006; 15:1203-1210.
  5. Tan JK, Vasey K, Fung KY. Beliefs and perceptions of patients with acne. J Am Acad Derm 2001;44:439-45

About the Author:

Dr Jerry Tan, MD, FRCP, is a dermatologist with expertise in acne care and research. He is an adjunct professor at the University of Western Ontario and has a private practice in Windsor.

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