Background: Psoriasis is a chronic skin disease that can have severe psychosocial effects. The aim of this study was to assess the perspectives of psoriasis patients regarding their illness. Methods: One hundred and ten psoriasis patients in the 18-65 age group were included. Data were collected via a "face to face interview" method. The questionnaire included mainly three topics (sociodemographic characteristics of patients: self-evaluations of patients about their disease; knowledge and attitudes about psoriasis).