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What is the QOLHEQ

The Quality Of Life in Hand Eczema Questionnaire (QOLHEQ) is an instrument to assess disease specific Health Related Quality of Life (HRQOL) in patients suffering from hand eczema. The construct HRQOL includes all impairments or limiting conditions caused by the health state of an individual. The QOLHEQ is a disease specific instrument, thereby only assessing impairments caused by hand ecema. It consists out of 30 items which can be summarized according to four domains of HRQOL: Impairments because of (1) symptoms, (2) emotions, (3) limitations in functioning or (4) because of treatment and prevention.

The following figure shows how the single items of the QOLHEQ can be linked to one of the domains.





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