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Development of a Novel Tool to Assess the Impact of Itching in Pediatric Cholestasis

Overview of attention for article published in The Patient, July 2017
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Title
Development of a Novel Tool to Assess the Impact of Itching in Pediatric Cholestasis
Published in
The Patient, July 2017
DOI 10.1007/s40271-017-0266-4
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Binita M. Kamath, Linda Abetz-Webb, Ciara Kennedy, Bonnie Hepburn, Martha Gauthier, Nathan Johnson, Sharon Medendorp, Alejandro Dorenbaum, Lora Todorova, Benjamin L. Shneider

Abstract

The aim was to develop a clinical outcome assessment (COA) for itching in children with cholestatic pruritus. This prospective study aimed to enroll patients aged 4-30 years with Alagille syndrome (ALGS) or progressive familial intrahepatic cholestasis type 1 and caregivers of patients aged 5 months to 14 years. Eligible patients experienced itching during ≥3 of the 7 days before enrollment and had not undergone liver transplant or surgical interruption of the enterohepatic circulation. Open-ended qualitative interviews confirmed that itching was a primary concern for patients and caregivers. Diaries were modified and then evaluated by participants during cognitive debriefing. Interview results were reviewed by clinical, COA and statistical experts. Diary questions were revised following an interim analysis before finalizing the Itch Reported Outcome (ItchRO). Thirty-six interviews were analyzed, representing 25 families of patients with ALGS. Itching was reported spontaneously (without prompting by the interviewer) by ten of 12 patients with ALGS and 19 of 20 caregivers. Consequences of itching included skin damage (78%), mood changes (59%), and difficulties staying asleep (59%) or falling asleep (53%). Two versions of the ItchRO were developed: ItchRO(Patient) for self-completion by patients and ItchRO(Observer) for caregivers. The ItchRO diaries comprise a single scorable item to assess itch and are to be completed twice daily (morning and evening). Itching was the most bothersome ALGS symptom reported by study participants. We have developed the ItchRO(Patient) and ItchRO(Observer) to assess itching in children with ALGS and other cholestatic liver diseases. These diaries are being validated for use in clinical trials.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 25 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 5 20%
Researcher 4 16%
Student > Doctoral Student 4 16%
Student > Postgraduate 3 12%
Student > Ph. D. Student 2 8%
Other 5 20%
Unknown 2 8%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 10 40%
Psychology 4 16%
Nursing and Health Professions 3 12%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 2 8%
Arts and Humanities 1 4%
Other 2 8%
Unknown 3 12%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 3. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 16 July 2017.
All research outputs
#6,001,498
of 11,472,317 outputs
Outputs from The Patient
#144
of 257 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#103,424
of 258,634 outputs
Outputs of similar age from The Patient
#15
of 23 outputs
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