Faulty involvement in NIHR HTA eczema and clothing project
Dr Fiona Cowdell and Eileen Wakeare collaborating in the CLOTHES (Clothing for the Relief of Eczema Symptoms) trial which is the first large-scale independent, randomised controlled trial of silk clothing for the
management of eczema in children to establish the effectiveness of these new products. The research team is being led by Professor Kim Thomas from the Centre of Evidence Based Dermatologyat The University of Nottingham. The trial has been funded by National Institute for Health Research Health Technology Assessment (NIHR HTA) Programme and is being co-ordinated from the Nottingham Clinical Trials Unit.
Two clothing distributors have donated the clothing for the trial. Members of the trial team Dr Fiona Cowdell and Eileen Wake from the Faculty of Health and Social Care, University of Hull are working with parents and children at the end of the trial to assess their qualitative experiences of day-to-day use of the silk garments.