Clinical nursing specialist Julie Hansen Department of Dermatology and Allergy Centre, Odense University Hospital
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Hyperhidrosis: a longitudinal study exploring patient-reported quality of life through derma-tology- and disease specific Quality of Life Instruments
This is a clinical longitudinal study, performed in individuals with hyperhidrosis. The objective of the study is to conduct a descriptive analysis of a hyperhidrosis cohort, to explore the impact of hyperhidrosis and whether patient-reported measures of QoL will improve after treatment. With the use of three validated questionnaires, this project will clarify previously unknown knowledge about Danish patients with hyperhidrosis and more specifically contribute to the knowledge about patient-reported outcome after treatment, at the Department of Dermatology OUH.
Hyperhidrosis is a disorder characterized as perspiration in excess of the body's physiologic need. Prevalence rates of hyperhidrosis are not available in Denmark, however estimated rates in Germany (4.6%), the US (4.8%), and Sweden (5.5%) indicate that the disorder is fairly common within western countries. In recent years our department has experienced a fourfold increase in patients diagnosed with hyperhidrosis. Meanwhile existing knowledge about the population is sparse. We are initiating this study to shed light on a disorder not fully understood, with the purpose to increase quality of clinical practice and patient satisfaction.
Description of the cohort
Recruitment will take place at the Department of Dermatology in Odense University Hospital. Within a one year period we are expecting to enroll 200 newly referred patients who will be followed until one of the following events occur: patient is withdrawn from treatment or patient is placed on maintenance treatment.
Newly referred patients with ICD-diagnosis code R61
Men and women 18 years or older
Cognitive impairments preventing participants to fill out distributed questionnaires
Inability to read and understand Danish language
Data and biological material
At baseline visit following data will be gathered: