The impact of fingernail psoriasis on patients’ health-related and disease-specific quality of life. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the impact of nails disorders on quality of life (QoL). Comparison between groups showed a statistically significant higher impact for trauma, onychomycosis, other infections, structure abnormalities, psoriasis, other inflammatory diseases and paronychia and a lower impact for chromonychias and tumours. A possible explanation for this is that appearance of the nail has a more significant impact on QoL than the severity of the disorder. The Dermatology Life Quality Index (DLQI) and the Nail Psoriasis Quality of life 10 (NPQ10) score were included as QoL measures. As improving the severity of disease may have a positive influence on QoL, the outcome of QoL measurements should be taken into account when deciding on treatment strategies.
Many recent studies have shown that nail diseases significantly affect the employability, self-esteem and the overall quality of life (QoL) of the patients. Psoriasis has a profound impact on patients’ everyday life. Psoriasis has a significant negative impact on patient’s Quality of life (QoL).
Nail diseases have a considerable psychological impact. Evaluation and Treatment of Nail Disease in Patients with Psoriatic Arthritis. Although rarely life threatening, psoriasis can significantly impair quality of life (QOL) and cause considerable physical and psychological distress. Nail diseases have a negative impact on quality of life both by causing esthetic concerns and functional disturbances. To evaluate the impact of nails disorders on quality of life (QoL). Even though published literature tends to focus on the impact of nail psoriasis and onychomycosis on QoL, other nail disorders cause similar frustration to patients. A possible explanation for this is that appearance of the nail has a more significant impact on QoL than the severity of the disorder.
MATERIALS AND METHODS: Seventy-two patients with nail psoriasis were evaluated in this open, 24 weeks, prospective study. Patients were enrolled in three groups of treatment: adalimumab, etanercept or infliximab. Factors associated with quality of life in psoriasis patients are described. Psoriasis has a significant negative impact on patients’ health related quality of life (HRQoL). Various measures have been used to assess QoL in psoriasis patients. Javitz HS, Ward MM, Farber E, Nail L, Vallow SG: The direct cost of care for psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis in the United States. This chronic condition has a significant negative impact on patients’ quality of life. Abstract Background: The impact of various dermatological conditions on quality of life (QoL) has been extensively studied, however the impact of nail psoriasis on QoL is an underexplored area. Nail involvement shows pitting, onycholysis and subungual hyperkeratosis. Quality of Life (QOL) measurements are important to properly assess the full effect of an illness such as psoriasis on patients. Importantly, 70-80 of patients with psoriatic arthritis have nail psoriasis.