Monday, 2 June 2014

Faulty involvement in NIHR HTA eczema and clothing project

Dr Fiona Cowdell and Eileen Wake are 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
Fiona Cowdell
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 Dermatology at 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.
Eileen Wake
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.

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