A new, modified version of the patient-oriented (PO) SCORing for Atopic Dermatitis (SCORAD) tool is as effective for evaluating atopic dermatitis (AD) in black skin as a previous version used in European countries for white skin, according to a validation study published in the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology.

The study showed that results from a version of the PO-SCORAD designed especially for black skin correlated well to physician SCORAD assessments in 113 black patients recruited from sub-Saharan African countries.