Dupilumab treatment improves signs, symptoms, and quality of life in patients with moderate-to-severe atopic dermatitis. This study evaluated the impact of dupilumab treatment on absenteeism, presenteeism, and related costs in a large multi-centre cohort of adult patients with difficult-to-treat atopic dermatitis in daily practice. Patients treated with dupilumab participating in the Dutch BioDay Registry reporting employment were included. Absenteeism, presenteeism, and related costs at baseline and during follow-up were calculated using the Work Productivity and Activity Impairment questionnaire. A total of 218 adult patients with moderate-to-severe atopic dermatitis were included. Total work impairment reduced significantly from baseline (35.5%) to week 52 (11.5%), p < 0.001. Median weekly productivity losses reduced significantly from baseline (€379.8 (140.7-780.8)) to week 52 (€0.0 (0.0-211.0), p < 0.001). In this study, dupilumab treatment demonstrated a significant improvement in work productivity and reduction in associated costs in a large cohort of patients with difficult-to-treat atopic dermatitis in daily practice.
- Antibodies, Monoclonal, Humanized/therapeutic use
- Dermatitis, Atopic/diagnosis
- Quality of Life
- Severity of Illness Index
- Treatment Outcome