electronic Dermatology Life Quality Index




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What is the eDLQI

Dermatology Quality of Life Index (DLQI)


The DLQI is a is a simple 10 question validated questionnaire that dermatologists use to assess the effect of the psoriasis on your daily life. The DLQI is the most frequently used instrument in studies of randomised controlled trials in dermatology.


The DLQI provides information about changes in the course of the therapy, it is a useful tool to determine success of a current treatment.

How to use the eDLQI

eDLQI is designed for use in adults. The ten questions target activities of daily living, clothing, leisure, work and school, personal relationships and the treatment itself. Each question is scored from 0 to 3 and the scores are added at the end, giving a range from 0 (no impairment of life quality) to 30 (maximum impairment).


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Meaning of DLQI Scores
0-1 = no effect at all on patient’s life
2-5 = small effect on patient’s life
6-10 = moderate effect on patient’s life
11-20 = very large effect on patient’s life
21-30 = extremely large effect on patient’s life


The importance of measuring dermatology-related quality of life

The impact of dermatological conditions on a patient's quality of life (QoL) cannot be underestimated. QoL assessment provides a patient orientated assessment of the impact of skin disease and treatment.


The DLQI can be used for classifying the severity of different skin conditions, for example, studies have found that atopic eczema, psoriasis and generalized pruritus have a greater impact on quality of life than acne, basal cell carcinomas and viral warts. While it is possible for a clinician to gain a more rapid assessment of patient QoL with fewer questions, the use of a ten question DLQI tool provides a more in-depth diagnosis that allows the clinician to address specific patient-identified problems in addition to identifying which aspects of the patient's life are most severely affected. Medical treatment can therefore be directed accordingly.


eDLQI also enables patients to express personal issues regarding their disease and treatment, an increasingly important consideration in light of the ongoing shift towards patient-orientated health-care.



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eDLQI is easy to understand and can be simply handed to the patient who is asked to fill it in without the need for detailed explanation.

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Save time with our online tool. Anyone can quickly fill out the form and get their eDLQI score without doing any calculations.

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eDLQI enables the physician to make informed treatment decisions based on patient needs.

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DLQI is available in various languages, so choose the one you prefer and forget about language barriers.

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Use eDLQI to oversee results, changes and evolution of the Dermatology Life Quality Index. 

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Your eDLQI is always a couple of touches or clicks away, available on desktop, tablet, phone and other devices.

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Results from the eDLQI provide a patient-orientated analysis of the impact of skin disease management and treatment.

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Studies have shown the DLQI tool to be a reliable and valid indicator of dermatology related quality of life.

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Put an end to wasting paper and store all your patient data in one online platform. Results can be shared via email.

Reference to Validation Study

Finlay AY, Khan GK. Dermatology Life Quality Index (DLQI)--a simple practical measure for routine clinical use. Clin Exp Dermatol. 1994 May;19(3):210-6. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2230.1994.tb01167.x. PMID: 8033378.

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