ACNE-Q is designed to provide clinicians and researchers with the ability to tailor their own version of the questionnaire to suit their needs.
ACNE-Q is for adolescents and adults with acne or acne scarring. The ACNE-Q has 7 scales that measure appearance (of facial, back and chest acne, skin and acne scars), acne-related symptoms and appearance-related distress.
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ACNE-Q was field-tested with 256 patients in 2 countries.
Can be used in international clinical trials to test different treatments for acne and acne scars.
Could be used to benchmark outcomes in quality improvement initiatives
Designed using a modern psychometric approach to facilitate use in patient care.
Basic Scale Structure
The ACNE-Q conceptual framework was developed from 21 patient interviews. The analysis led to the identification of 3 top-level domains: Appearance Concerns, Acne Symptoms, and Psychosocial Concerns. The item pool developed from the qualitative dataset was used to design 7 scales.
The ACNE-Q includes 5 appearane scales that measure facial, back and chest acne, acne scars and facial skin.
The ACNE-Q includes a short scale that measures acne-specific symptoms.
The ACNE-Q includes a scale that measures how often someone behaves or feels a certain way about how they look.
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ACNE-Q DEVELOPMENT AND VALIDATION PUBLICATIONS
Klassen AF, Lipner S, O’Malley et al. Development of a New Patient-Reported Outcome Measure to Evaluate Treatments for Acne and Acne Scarring: The ACNE-Q. Br J Dermatol. 2019 Apri 12. doi: 10.1111/bjd.18005. [Epub ahead of print]
Longmire NM, Breitkopf T, Piplani B, Pusic AL, O’Malley M, Lipner S, Wong Riff K, Klassen AF. ACNE-Q is a New Patient Reported Outcome Instrument that Measures Appearance-Related Concerns. Qual Life Res 2017;26:136.
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