Research Tools

Evidence Based Medicine

Evidence based medicine (EBM) (or more appropriately termed Evidence Based Practice) is an approach to the practice of healthcare comprised of the synthesis of the best available evidence from the biomedical literature with the clinical expertise of

Allergy Outcomes Tool: RQLQ

Rhinoconjunctivitis quality of life questionnaire (RQLQ) Description Measures the problems that adults with rhinoconjunctivitis experience in their day-to-day lives Targeted Age Adults Items (Domains) 28 (7) Estimated Completion Time 10-15 minutes

Allergy Outcomes Tool: PRQLQ

Pediatric Rhinoconjunctivitis Quality of Life Questionnaire (PRQLQ) Description A disease-specific health-related quality of life instrument focusing on physical and emotional impact of disease in children 6 to 12 years of age Targeted Age

Allergy Outcomes Tool: PAQLQ

  Pediatric allergic disease quality of life questionnaire (PAQLQ) Description Assesses for allergic disease that encompasses its effects on a child’s or teenager’s eyes, ears, nose, lungs, skin, emotions, and everyday activities Targeted Age

Facial Plastics Outcomes Tool: DAS-59

Derriford Appearance Scale (DAS-59) Description Measures the spectrum of psychological distress and dysfunction that is characteristic of disfigurements, deformities and aesthetic problems of appearance Targeted Age > 16 years Items (Domains)

Facial Plastics Outcome Tool: DAS-24

Derriford Appearance Scale (DAS-24) Description Measures psychological distress and dysfunction that is characteristic of disfigurements, deformities and aesthetic problems of appearance Targeted Age Adults Items (Domains) 24 (N/A)

Facial Plastics/Rhinology Outcome Tool: NOSE Scale

Description Disease-specific health status instrument for use in patients with nasal obstruction Targeted Age Adults Items (Domains) 5 (N/A) Estimated Completion Time 5 minutes Reliability/Validity Assessment Yes/Yes

Facial Plastics Outcome Tool: FLO Questionnaire

  Facial Line Outcomes (FLO) Questionnaire Description

Facial Plastics Outcome Tool: SCI

Skin Cancer Index (SCI) Description Assesses quality of life in patients with nonmelanoma skin cancer Targeted Age Adults Items (Domains) 15 (3) Estimated Completion Time > 10 minutes Reliability/Validity Assessment Yes/Yes Literature

Facial Plastics Outcome Tool: FaCE

  Facial Clinometric Evaluation Scale (FaCE) Description Measures facial impairment and disability Targeted Age 14 - 81 years Items (Domains) 15 (6) Estimated Completion Time 10 minutes Reliability/Validity Assessment Yes/Yes Literature