The techniques used to measure QoL are questionnaire based . These measures either cover all ways in which patients' lives can be affected by any disease, or are more specific to diseases of systems or individual diseases. In the absence of questionnaires specific to HS, two kinds can be used: general health questionnaires and skin-disease-specific questionnaires. The questionnaires allow the calculation of either global scores, or a profile with a score for each dimension. In our experience skin-disease-specific questionnaires are more adapted than generic questionnaires to HS.
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