Distributed by Mapi Research Trust
Distributed by Mapi Research Trust
Developed in 1996, 1997 and 2001 respectively.
The original 62-item-version of Skindex cannot be used.
An adolescent version also exists: Skindex-Teen.
Skindex-29 is a revised 29-items version of Skindex. Skindex-16 is a single-page version of Skindex.
Generic for Skin and Connective Tissue Diseases
Chren MM, Lasek RJ, Quinn LM, Mostow EN, Zyzanski SJ. Skindex, a quality-of-life measure for patients with skin disease: reliability, validity, and responsiveness. J Invest Dermatol. 1996 Nov;107(5):707-13 (PubMed abstract)
Chren MM, Lasek RJ, Quinn LM, Covinsky KE. Convergent and discriminant validity of a generic and a disease-specific instrument to measure quality of life in patients with skin disease. J Invest Dermatol. 1997 Jan;108(1):103-7 (PubMed abstract)
Chren MM, Lasek RJ, Flock SA, Zyzanski SJ. Improved discriminative and evaluative capability of a refined version of skindex, a quality-of-life instrument for patients with skin diseases. Arch Dermatol. 1997 Nov;133:1433,1440 (PubMed abstract)
Chren MM, Lasek RJ, Sahay AP, Sands LP. Measurement of properties of skindex-16, a brief quality-of-life measure for patients with skin diseases. J Cutan Med Surg. 2001 Mar-Apr;5(2):105-10 (PubMed abstract)
Mary-Margaret Chren, MD
Professor and Chair, Department of Dermatology
Robert N. and Rachelle Buchanan and
A.H. and Lucile Lancaster Chair in Dermatology
Vanderbilt University Medical Center
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Leplege A, Ecosse E, Zeller J, Revuz J, Wolkenstein P. [The French version of Skindex (Skindex-France). Adaptation and assessment ofpsychometric properties] Ann Dermatol Venereol. 2003 Feb;130(2 Pt 1):177-83.
de Paula HR, Dini GM, Haddad A, Ferreira LM, Weiss MA. Translation, cultural adaptation, and validation of the American Skindex-29 quality of life index. Anais Brasileiros de Dermatologia. 2014;89(4):599-607. (for Brazilian Portuguese)
Paula HR, Haddad A, Weiss MA, Dini GM, Ferreira LM. Translation, cultural adaptation, and validation of the American Skindex-29 quality of life index. Anais Brasileiros de Dermatologia. 2014;89(4):600-7.
He Z, Lu C, Chren MM, Zhang Z, Li Y, Ni X, et al. Development and psychometric validation of the Chinese version of Skindex-29 and Skindex-16. Health and quality of life outcomes. 2014;12:190.
Vasquez D, Aguirre DC, Sanclemente G. Construct and convergent/ discriminant validity and responsiveness of the Colombian version of Skindex-29. Dermatologie in Beruf und Umwelt. 2018;66 (1):39-40.
Vasquez D, Aguirre D, Sanclemente G. Construct validity and responsiveness of the Colombian version of Skindex-29. The British journal of dermatology. 2019;06.
Augustin M, Wenninger K, Amon U, Schroth MJ, Kuster W, Chren M, Kupfer J, Gieler U. German adaptation of the Skindex-29 questionnaire on quality of life in dermatology: validation and clinical results. Dermatology. 2004;209(1):14-20
Abeni D, Picardi A, Pasquini P, Melchi CF, Chren MM. Further evidence of the validity and reliability of the Skindex-29: an Italian study on 2,242 dermatological outpatients. Dermatology. 2002;204(1):43-9
Janowski K, Steuden S, Bereza B. The polish version of Skindex-29: Psychometric properties of an instrument to measure quality of life in dermatology. Postepy Dermatologii i Alergologii. 2014;31(1):12-20.
Carvalho D, Aguiar P, Palma-Carlos A. Validation of the skindex-29 questionnaire: Portuguese version (Portugal). Acta Medica Portuguesa. 2018;31(9):463-9.
Milutinovic JD, Krstic N, Jankovic SM. Translation and validation of the Serbian version of the Skindex-29 instrument for measuring impact of skin disease on quality of life. Acta Dermatovenerologica Croatica. 2017;25(2):120-4.
Jones-Caballero M, Penas PF, Garcia-Diez A, Chren MM, Badia X. [The Spanish version of Skindex-29. An instrument for measuring quality of life in patients with cutaneous diseases] Med Clin (Barc). 2002 Jan 19;118(1):5-9.
Jones-Caballero M, Penas PF, Garcia-Diez A, Badia X, Chren MM. The Spanish version of Skindex-29. Int J Dermatol. 2000 Dec;39(12):907-12
Aksu AEK, Urer MS, Sabuncu I, Saracoglu ZN, Chren MM. Turkish version of Skindex-29. International Journal of Dermatology. 2007;46(4):350-5.
Alghamdi KM, Alshammari SA. Arabic version of Skindex-16: Translation and cultural adaptation, with assessment of reliability and validity. Int J Dermatol. 2007 Mar;46(3):247-52