Postoperative Quality of Life in Patients with Hidradenitis Suppurativa Utilizing the Hidradenitis Suppurativa Burden of Disease Tool

Hidradenitis suppurativa (HS) severely impacts patients’ quality of life (QoL). Surgery has shown potential in improving a patient’s QoL in severe disease. Previous studies have evaluated QoL after surgery, but lack a disease-specific questionnaire to better evaluate the unique burden of disease that patients with HS experience. To measure postoperative QoL in patients with HS using a modified version of the disease-specific questionnaire, the Hidradenitis Suppurativa Burden of Disease (HSBOD) Tool. A retrospective study was conducted using 19 patients who underwent surgery for HS. A demographic form and a 19-item disease-specific questionnaire were emailed to patients who consented to complete the survey. Patient-reported outcomes were recorded on a 0-100 scale (100 representing the highest burden of disease). 

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