To understand how psoriasis affects the quality of life of individuals and to learn about patients’ perceptions of current therapies, the National Psoriasis Foundation (NPF) conducted a 2-part survey of their patient membership. The epidemiology, clinical features, and impact on quality of life of psoriasis are reviewed. Patients with psoriasis have a reduction in their quality of life similar to or worse than patients with other chronic diseases, such as ischaemic heart disease and diabetes. The objective of this study was to compare disease characteristics, comorbidities, and psoriasis-related quality of life (QOL) in patients with moderate to severe psoriasis with and without comorbid PsA using results from National Psoriasis Foundation (NPF) surveys.
Dermatology providers should engage in a dialogue with psoriasis patients in order to understand their disease and provide the best outcomes. Official Full-Text Publication: Itch, disease coping strategies and quality of life in psoriasis patients on ResearchGate, the professional network for scientists.