Amy Brown


  1. Does patient education for the management of atopic eczema in children and adolescents help to reduce the severity of atopic eczema, within 12 months? Introduction

    Atopic eczema is a common skin disease that is currently on the rise in New Zealand (Clayton, et al., 2013). Atopic eczema affects one in five children and studies show that parents of children with the disease lack knowledge and skills in managing the effects of it (Clayton et al., 2013). Given the considerable underutilization of emollient creams and topical corticosteroids for atopic eczema, effective education in the use of topical therapy is a key issue (Watkins, 2012). There…