Background: Hidradenitis suppurativa (HS) is a painful chronic, recurrent inflammatory skin disease with great impact on health-related quality of life (HRQOL). Recently, Hidradenitis SuppuraTiva cORe outcomes set International Collaboration (HISTORIC) established HRQOL as a core domain set for HS clinical trials and developed the Hidradenitis Suppurativa Quality of Life (HiSQOL) as a validated outcome measurement instrument. Objectives: To provide further convergent validity of HiSQOL by comparing it to Dermatology Life Quality Index (DLQI) and Pictorial Representation of Illness and Self Measure-Revised 2 (PRISM-R2). Methods: In this cross-sectional study, 103 participants completed HiSQOL, PRISM-R2 and DLQI. PRISM-R2 is an instrument designed to measure suffering and reports the two measures, Illness Perception Measure (IPM) and Self-Illness Separation (SIS). Correlation analyses were performed including a sub-analysis for a subgroup of patients with high scores in the HS-specific domains of HiSQOL. Results: A very strong correlation was found between HiSQOL and DLQI (ρ = 0.93, P < 2.2 × 10−16, (95% CI: 0.89;0.95)), and moderately strong correlations were found between HiSQOL and SIS (ρ = −0.73, P < 2.2 × 10−16, (95% CI: −0.81; −0.62)) and DLQI and SIS (ρ = −0.70, P < 2.2 × 10−16, (95% CI: −0.79; −0.59)). IPM was positively associated with HiSQOL and DLQI and negatively with SIS. Conclusions: HiSQOL is a valid measure of quality of life for HS patients, and we suggest that HiSQOL can be used as a measure of suffering as well.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Journal||Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology|
|State||Accepted/In press - 2021|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Infectious Diseases