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ePBI-K

Quick and easy assessment of

therapy benefit

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Illustrative PDF

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Original PDF

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What is the ePBI-K?

 

The ePBI-K is an instrument for patients with skin irritations and their physicians based on the Patient Benefit Index (PBI). It was specially developed for patients with skin irritations or non-symptomatic courses of dermatological skin diseases, such as atopic dermatitis. It helps patients to set treatment goals and to monitor the fulfillment of these goals afterward. It can also be used for quality assurance and shared decision-making. The ePBI-K is available as a mobile application for Android and iOS devices and as a web-based online tool.

 

Validation

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How to use the ePBI-K

Before the beginning of treatment, the patient completes a questionnaire on their treatment goals (PNQ: Patient Needs Questionnaire) and indicates how important these are to them on a 5-point scale from "not at all" to "very" or whether they do not apply to them. After starting treatment, the patient completes the Patient Benefit Questionnaire (PBQ) and indicates the extent to which the treatment has helped them to achieve the previously listed goals or whether these did not apply to them. Once again, this is rated on a 5-point scale from "not at all" to "very". Finally, the overall benefit of the therapy is calculated from the answers given.

 

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The index range is between 0 (no patient relevant benefit) and 4 (maximum patient relevant benefit).

 

Below is an example of the PBI calculation process in four steps.
 

The ePBI-K score

 

 

1) Importance of treatment goals

 

With the following questions, we would like to find out how important the goals listed below are to you personally in your current use of _______.

 

For each of the following statements, please mark how important this treatment goal is to you.  If a statement does not apply to you, e.g. because you do not have itching, please mark "does not apply to me" in the right-hand column

 

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2) Treatment benefits

 

At the beginning of the treatment, you indicated in a questionnaire how important various goals were to you in the current use of __________.

 

For each of the following statements, please mark with a cross the extent to which these treatment goals were achieved and thus the treatment was useful for you. If a statement did not apply to you, e.g. because you did not have itching (question 2), please mark "did not apply to me".
 

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3) Calculation PBI

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4) View of results (example)

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Want to know more?

 

Structure and scope of the Patient Benefit Index

Want to know more?

 

Structure and scope of the Patient Benefit Index

Following you can find the versions of the PBI-K

epbik pdf

Illustrative PDF

(coming soon)

epbik pdf or

Original PDF

(coming soon)

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Endpoint Model: Treatment of Disease X

 

Food and Drug Administration. Guidance for industry – Patient-Reported Outcome Measures: Use in medical product development to support labeling claims. US Food and Drug administration website, 2009 [cited 2017]

About Patient Reported Outcomes

 

“A PRO is any report of the status of a patient’s health condition that comes directly from the patient, without interpretation of the patient’s response by a clinician or anyone else.”

 

“Use of a PRO instrument is advised when measuring a concept best known by the patient or best measured from the patient perspective. […] PRO instrument adequacy depends on its role and relationships with other clinical trial endpoints as depicted in the endpoint model.”

Features

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EASY TO USE

The intuitive and interactive design of the ePBI-K ensures easy understanding of all questions, whether for physicians or patients.

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QUICK CALCULATION

Save time with our online tool. Fill in the questionnaire and your ePBI-K score will be calculated automatically.

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RESULT FEEDBACK

On DermaValue, you not only get your PBI-K value, but also learn what it means in terms of your therapy benefit.