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Table 1 Scenario descriptions

From: Parents' reported preference scores for childhood atopic dermatitis disease states

Severity Scenario
Mild • The area looks like a light pink or white, dusty rash.
  • It is affecting the cheeks.
  • It is rarely itchy and your child scratches it only a few (about 3) times a day.
  • There are only a few (about 3) slightly bumpy areas.
  • There is no oozing or crusting.
  • The skin is not dry or leathery.
  • Sleep is rarely disrupted by itching.
Mild/Moderate • The area looks like a light pink or white, dusty rash.
  • It is affecting the cheeks and the chin.
  • It is somewhat itchy and your child scratches it about 5 times a day.
  • There are about 5 slightly bumpy areas.
  • There is no oozing or crusting.
  • The skin is not dry or leathery.
  • Sleep is somewhat disrupted by itching. Your child loses about 15 minutes of sleep each night because of scratching.
Moderate • The area looks like a dark pink rash.
  • It is affecting the cheeks, the chin and the inside of the elbows.
  • It is moderately itchy and your child scratches it often (about 15 times) during the day.
  • There are about 7 moderately bumpy areas.
  • There is no oozing or crusting.
  • The skin is not dry or leathery.
  • Sleep is disrupted by itching. Your child loses about 1 hour of sleep each night because of scratching.
Moderate/Severe • The area looks like a dark pink rash.
  • It is affecting the cheeks, the chin and the inside of the elbows, and the back of the knees.
  • It is itchy and your child scratches it often (about 30 times) during the day.
  • There are about 10 moderately bumpy areas.
  • There is some light oozing or crusting in one area.
  • The skin is not dry or leathery.
  • Sleep is disrupted by itching. Your child loses about 2 hours of sleep each night because of scratching.
Severe • The area looks like a red rash.
  • It is affecting the cheeks, the chin and the inside of the elbows, and the back of the knees, and the trunk of the body.
  • It is very itchy and your child scratches it scratching continuously throughout the day.
  • There are numerous bumpy areas.
  • There is oozing or crusting in some areas.
  • The skin is dry and leathery in some areas.
  • Sleep is disrupted by itching. Your child loses about 3 hours of sleep each night because of scratching.