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Clinical Study

The Weather-Beaten Dorsal Hand Clinical Rating, Shadow Casting Optical Profilometry, and Skin Capacitance Mapping

Table 1

Subjective scoring scale of flaking skin*.

Flake size
 0: Dulled powdery appearance, no flakes visible
 1: Very small but visible flakes
 2: Intermediate sized flakes (at least two times size of I)
 3: Large flakes with obvious curling edges
Flake density
 0: No flakes, powdery only
 1: Sparsely distributed flakes (size I to 3)
 2: Nonuniform covering of flakes
 3: Flakes in close proximity, with uniform covering of  flaking area
Area of cover
 0: No flaking
 1: Less than one-third of swabbed area flaking
 2: Once- to- two-thirds of swabbed area flaking
 3: Over two-thirds of swabbed area flaking

Flaking score = sum of scores of flake size, density, and area of cover. Possible scores: 0, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9.

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