Table 1

Modified Atopic Dermatitis Family Impact Scale used for study

How much has your child’s eczema had an effect on:
  • Housework or yard work

  • Food preparation and eating

  • Sleep of other family members

  • Family leisure activities (for example, sports, relaxation, hobbies)

  • Shopping time for family

  • Money spent on child’s condition (for example, treatment, clothes, etc)

  • Causing your tiredness or fatigue

  • Causing you emotional distress like feeling sad, anxious, or worried

  • Upset relationships in the family

  • Your life

Each item has four responses, which are scored as: very much (3 points), a lot (2 points), a little (1 point), not at all (0 points). Every item is equally weighted and the scale has a score range from 0 to 30
Original scale reference: Lawson V, Lewis-Jones MS, Finlay AY, et al. The family impact of childhood atopic dermatitis: the Dermatitis Family Impact Questionnaire.Br J Dermatol1998;:–13