The impact of psoriasis on patients’ quality of life may be quite destructive, and measures of disease status alone seem to have questionable validity in describing the true burden of illness. In addition, two psychological distress indexes (i.e., Psoriasis Life Stress Inventory, 12-item General Health Questionnaire) were assessed. The Psoriasis Life Stress Inventory: A preliminary index of psoriasis-related stress. Other areas affected are sexual and personal relations due to patients’ acute sense of shame stemming from the effect of lesions on physical appearance 4. Firstly, a literature review was performed to set the relation between psoriasis and patient’s self-perceived quality of life; then, a qualitative assessment through a focus group with 5 dermatologists was carried out to identify the main domains affecting HRQOL in psoriasis patients, As a second step, a semi-structured interview was conducted with 20 psoriasis patients (10 with active and 10 with non active), from which several items were identified to be related with psoriasis HRQOL; at the end of this stage 139 preliminary statements were identified. The psoriasis life stress inventory: A preliminary index of psoriasis-related stress.
Psoriasis is a skin condition which has often been ascribed to stressful situations and emotional disturbances (2, 5). The Psoriasis Life Stress Inventory: a preliminary index of psoriasis-related stress. Life Stress Inventory: a preliminary index of psoriasis-related stress. What does severe actually mean when talking about psoriasis? The Psoriasis Life Stress Inventory: a preliminary index of psoriasis-related stress.
Measures Of Clinical Severity, Quality Of Life, And Psychological Distress In Patients With Psoriasis: A Cluster Analysis