Perspectives of psoriasis patients in Turkey


Polat M. , Yalcin B., Alli N.

DERMATOLOGICA SINICA, vol.30, no.1, pp.7-10, 2012 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 30 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2012
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.dsi.2011.10.001
  • Title of Journal : DERMATOLOGICA SINICA
  • Page Numbers: pp.7-10
  • Keywords: perspectives, psoriasis, QUALITY-OF-LIFE, CLINICAL-VARIABLES, STRESS, IMPACT, INDEX, EXPERIENCE, DISABILITY, CARE

Abstract

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).