A questionnaire survey for proper education ot atopic dermatitis

Eun Jin Doh, Mira Choi, Ji Soo Lim, Hyun Sun Yoon, Dong Hun Lee, Kyuhan Kim

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Background: Therapeutic education is important for successful management of atopic dermatitis (AD). Objective: To provide effective therapeutic education, clear common misunderstandings, and answer questions regarding AD among patients and caregivers. Methods: A questionnaire survey was conducted for patients and caregivers who visited the Department of Dermatology at Seoul National University Hospital, Seoul, Korea, regarding the course, etiology, and management of AD. Results: Among the 327 subjects who participated in the study, only 35.2% were aware of the natural course of AD, which usually improves with age. Many subjects (53.2%) misinterpret AD relapse as resistance to topical steroids. We found that 87.8% of subjects were under the impression that improvement in a patient's immunity can improve the symptoms of AD. Dietary restriction was considered an essential management strategy, and 59.0% of subjects agreed to delay the initiation of weaning foods. Most subjects did not have accurate information about cleansing methods, and 30.9% of subjects reported that they used only water without any cleanser. We noted that 47.5% of subjects obtained information regarding AD from medical doctors who they considered the most reliable sources (82.5%). Subjects preferred printed materials (41.3%) over seminars or video-clips to obtain educational information. Conclusion: Therapeutic education regarding the course, etiology, and management of AD using printed materials put together by physicians would be a valuable tool for the effective management of AD. Institutional support such as educational programs covered by the National Health Insurance Service is required.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)329-336
Number of pages8
JournalKorean Journal of Dermatology
Volume55
Issue number6
StatePublished - 1 Jul 2017

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Atopic Dermatitis
Education
National Health Programs
Caregivers
Surveys and Questionnaires
Korea
Dermatology
Weaning
Surgical Instruments
Immunity
Therapeutics
Steroids
Physicians
Recurrence
Food
Water

Keywords

  • Atopic dermatitis
  • Questionnaire
  • Therapeutic education

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A questionnaire survey for proper education ot atopic dermatitis. / Doh, Eun Jin; Choi, Mira; Lim, Ji Soo; Yoon, Hyun Sun; Lee, Dong Hun; Kim, Kyuhan.

In: Korean Journal of Dermatology, Vol. 55, No. 6, 01.07.2017, p. 329-336.

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