Importance of Health Education for
Title: The importance of the health education
in life quality improvement in patients with psoriasis.
Authors: Jankowiak B, et al.
Publication: Rocz Akad Med Bialymst. 2005;50
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.