Importance of Health Education for
Psoriasis Patients

Title: The importance of the health education in life quality improvement in patients with psoriasis.
: Jankowiak B, et al.
Publication: Rocz Akad Med Bialymst. 2005;50 Suppl 1:145-7.

The authors wanted to determine whether patient knowledge of psoriasis could influence their quality of life. To do this, they enrolled 149 patients with psoriasis and issued them anonymous questionnaire according to Psoriasis Disability Index (PDI).

The authors found that:

  • 43% of patients did not know any factor that provoked psoriasis
  • 31.5% of patients did not know any recommendations for cure and care of psoriatic lesion
  • 32.3% of patients did not know methods to avoid spreading of psoriatic lesion
  • 60% of patients reported that their quality of life decreased because of psoriasis

The authors concluded that the knowledge of psoriasis can influence the patient’s quality of life. They recommended that these patients and their families be involved in proper educational program for psoriasis.

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