eTools for Xerosis cutis / dry skin

Xerosis cutis is usually measured by means of a single score (Xerosis PGA), a clinical score (as measured by XEROSImeter) and a patient-reported outcome, in particular quality of life as measured by DLQI. A single itch NRS may also be indicated.

Patient needs and therapeutic benefits can be measured by PBI.

Frequently used tools

The following tools are frequently used in the management of xerosis / dry skin and recommended by the German expert group:


Clinical outcomes

  • Xerosis global score


Patient-reported outcomes

  • eDLQI
  • ePBI
  • eItch


Management tools

Electronic Scores

The following scores are available in electronic versions:


  • eDLQI
  • ePBI
  • eItch NRS
  • eXerosis PGA

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"Our mission is better health care for patients with skin diseases."

Prof. Dr. med. Matthias Augustin

Director Institute for Health Services Research in Dermatology and Nursing (IVDP)