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Establishing and Prioritising Research Questions for the Prevention, Diagnosis and Treatment of Hair Loss (excluding Alopecia Areata): The Hair Loss Priority Setting Partnership.

Macbeth, A and Tomlinson, J and Messenger, A and Moore-Millar, K and Michaelides, C and Shipman, A and Kassim, J and Brockley, J and Szczecinska, W and Farrant, P and Robinson, R and Rodgers, J and Chambers, J and Upadhyaya, S and Harries, M (2017) Establishing and Prioritising Research Questions for the Prevention, Diagnosis and Treatment of Hair Loss (excluding Alopecia Areata): The Hair Loss Priority Setting Partnership. The British journal of dermatology. ISSN 1365-2133. This article is available to all HEFT staff and students via ASK Discovery tool http://tinyurl.com/z795c8c by using their HEFT Athens login IDs

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Abstract

BACKGROUND

Hair and scalp problems are common. Unfortunately, many uncertainties exist around the most effective management and treatments strategies for these disorders.

OBJECTIVES

To identify uncertainties in hair loss management, prevention, diagnosis and treatment that are important to both people with hair loss and healthcare professionals.

METHODS

A hair loss priority setting partnership was established between patients, their carers and relatives, and healthcare professionals to identify the most important uncertainties in hair loss. The methodology of the James Lind Alliance was followed to ensure a balanced, inclusive and transparent process.

RESULTS

In total 2747 treatment uncertainties were submitted by 912 participants; following exclusions 884 uncertainties relating to hair loss (excluding alopecia areata) were analyzed. Questions were combined into "indicative uncertainties" following a structured format. A series of ranking exercises further reduced this list to a top 25 that was taken to a final prioritization workshop where the top 10 priorities were agreed.

CONCLUSIONS

We present the top 10 research priorities for hair loss (excluding alopecia areata) to guide researchers and funding bodies to support studies important to both patients and clinicians. This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: This article is available to all HEFT staff and students via ASK Discovery tool http://tinyurl.com/z795c8c by using their HEFT Athens login IDs
Subjects: WR Skin. Dermatology
Divisions: Ambulatory Care > Dermatology
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Depositing User: Mrs Yolande Brookes
Date Deposited: 21 Jul 2017 14:44
Last Modified: 21 Jul 2017 14:44
URI: http://www.repository.heartofengland.nhs.uk/id/eprint/1436

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