Assessing Quality of Life in Older Adult Patients with Skin Disorders

  •  Miranda Farage    
  •  Kenneth Miller    
  •  Susan Sherman    
  •  Joel Tsevat    


Older adults experience a number of skin diseases and disorders that substantially affect quality of life. In the last two decades, a number of instruments have been developed for use among general dermatology patients to assess the effects of treatment and disease progression, perceptions of well-being, and the value that patients place on their dermatologic state of health. This chapter reviews some health-related quality of life (HRQoL) (HRQoL) measures developed and validated specifically for dermatological conditions. However, opportunity exists for developing and validating HRQoL measures specifically for dermatological conditions most pertinent to older patients.


This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.